Login | Register

International Perspectives in Copyright Reform


International Perspectives in Copyright Reform

Charbonneau, Olivier (2010) International Perspectives in Copyright Reform. Feliciter, 56 (2). pp. 52-54. ISSN 0014 9802

[thumbnail of "International Perspectives in Copyright Reform" in Feliciter (Canadian Library Association's magazine)]

Official URL: http://www.cla.ca/


Recent developments in reforming the Canadian Copyright Act are best understood from the perspective of international law. Canada’s efforts in to updates its Copyright Act in 2005 and 2008 are viewed as failed attempts to further implement provisions of treaties signed at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in the mid-1990s.

In that sense, looking at the current reform agenda at the international level will help us anticipate what the future holds for copyright reform in our country. As we will see, the outcome could be anything from a lockdown on the Internet through the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) to something a bit more promising, such as an international agreement on exceptions and limitations to copyright which would favour user groups such as libraries or disabled persons, particularly the visually impaired. These two developments highlight the tension between economic imperatives and the importance of information, culture and knowledge in any vibrant civil society.

Divisions:Concordia University > Library
Item Type:Article
Authors:Charbonneau, Olivier
Journal or Publication:Feliciter
Date:April 2010
  • Concordia University Libraries
  • LexUM, Faculté de droit, Université de Montréal
Keywords:international copyright, ACTA, Canadian Library Association, WIPO, World Intellectual Property Organisation
ID Code:6624
Deposited By: Olivier Charbonneau
Deposited On:04 May 2010 16:26
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:29
Related URLs:
All items in Spectrum are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved. The use of items is governed by Spectrum's terms of access.

Repository Staff Only: item control page

Downloads per month over past year

Research related to the current document (at the CORE website)
- Research related to the current document (at the CORE website)
Back to top Back to top