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The Copyright Pentalogy Book: An Open Access Success Story

The Copyright Pentalogy Book: An Open Access Success Story

Readers of this blog will know that earlier this year the University of Ottawa Press published The Copyright Pentalogy: How the Supreme Court of Canada Shook the Foundations of Canadian Copyright Law, an effort by many of Canada’s leading copyright scholars to begin the process of examining the long-term implications […]

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October 25, 2013 2 comments Books, Chapters, News
The Copyright Pentalogy: How the Supreme Court of Canada Shook the Foundations of Canadian Copyright

The Copyright Pentalogy: How the Supreme Court of Canada Shook the Foundations of Canadian Copyright

Copyright cases typically only reach the Supreme Court of Canada once every few years, ensuring that each case is carefully parsed and analyzed. As readers of this blog know, on July 12, 2012, the Supreme Court issued rulings on five copyright cases in a single day, an unprecedented tally that shook the very foundations of copyright law in Canada.  In fact, with the decisions coming just weeks after the Canadian government passed long-awaited copyright reform legislation, Canadian copyright law experienced a seismic shift that will take years to sort out.

I am delighted to report that this week the University of Ottawa Press published The Copyright Pentalogy: How the Supreme Court of Canada Shook the Foundations of Canadian Copyright Law, an effort by many of Canada’s leading copyright scholars to begin the process of examining the long-term implications of the copyright pentalogy. The book is available for purchase and is also available as a free download under a Creative Commons licence. The book can be downloaded in its entirety or each of the 14 chapters can be downloaded individually. This is the first of a new collection from the UOP on law, technology and society (I am pleased to serve as the collection editor) that will be part of the UOP’s open access collection.

This book features fourteen articles on copyright written by independent scholars from coast to coast. The diversity of contributors provides a rich view the copyright pentalogy, with analysis of the standard of review of copyright decisions, fair dealing, technological neutrality, the scope of copyright law, and the implications of the decisions for copyright collective management.

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May 2, 2013 12 comments Books, Chapters, News
From “Radical Extremism” to “Balanced Copyright”: Canadian Copyright & the Digital Agenda Now Online

From “Radical Extremism” to “Balanced Copyright”: Canadian Copyright & the Digital Agenda Now Online

I am delighted to report that From “Radical Extremism” to “Balanced Copyright”: Canadian Copyright and the Digital Agenda, the new peer reviewed book from Irwin Law on Bill C-32 and Canadian copyright, is now available online.  The book is available for download from the publisher under a Creative Commons licence.  A print […]

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October 14, 2010 7 comments Books, Chapters, News
From “Radical Extremism” to “Balanced Copyright”: Canadian Copyright & Digital Agenda – Introduction

From “Radical Extremism” to “Balanced Copyright”: Canadian Copyright & Digital Agenda – Introduction

Irwin Law has just posted the introduction to From “Radical Extremism” to “Balanced Copyright”: Canadian Copyright and the Digital Agenda, the new book on Canadian copyright reform that focuses specifically on Bill C-32.  The book launches next week and will be available in both paper and as a Creative Commons […]

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October 7, 2010 3 comments Books, News
In the Public Interest: The Future of Canadian Copyright Law Published

In the Public Interest: The Future of Canadian Copyright Law Published

I am delighted to report that In the Public Interest: The Future of Canadian Copyright Law has been published and is now available for purchase or free download under a Creative Commons license (I should note that all royalties will be donated to Creative Commons). I have great hopes for […]

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September 28, 2005 3 comments Books, News