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The Art of Selling Chocolate: Remarks on Copyright’s Domain

IP Osgoode posts on University of Toronto law professor Abraham Drassinower’s contribution to From “Radical Extremism” to “Balanced Copyright”: Canadian Copyright and the Digital Agenda his article The Art of Selling Chocolate: Remarks on Copyright’s Domain. The article features an exhaustive analysis of Justice Michel Bastrache’s opinion in the Euro-Excellence decision, leading a better understanding of the limits of copyright law in protecting the work of authors. Applied to Bill C-32’s anti-circumvention rules, Drassinower offers a stinging conclusion that by “denying the field of permissible use, anti-circumvention denies copyright itself.”

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