1 Introduction 2 Canada and the International Copyright System 3 Imperialism: Canadian Copyright under the Colonial System, 1842-78 4 United Empire: Canada and the Formation of the Berne Convention, 1839-86 5 Berne Buster: The Struggle for Canadian Copyright Sovereignty, 1887-1908 6 The New Imperial Copyright, 1895-1914 7 Copyright "Sovereignty," 1914-24 8 Copyright Internationalism: Canada's Debut, 1927-36 9 New Directions, 1936-67 10 Crisis in International Copyright, 1967 11 Re-engagement, 1967-77 12 After 1971 13 Conclusion Notes Bibliography and Archival SourcesIndex
This compelling, often controversial appraisal of Canada's place in the multilateral copyright system offers the first broad yet detailed history of international copyright from a Canadian perspective.
Sara Bannerman is an assistant professor at McMaster University.
A much-needed summary of the various international copyright conventions, their changing terms, and their influence on Canadian policy over the last one hundred plus years. - C. Ian Kyer, Counsel to the Toronto office of Fasken Martineau