[d at DCC] Chronology of Canadian Copyright Law
darryl at mfe.ca
Wed Feb 14 17:00:59 EST 2007
Hi Russell, I forgot to have a look at this when you originally asked. I
did have a quick look just now as I continue to compile information for
my DVD ROM project. Two things, I think should be included.
1) a chart or something which identifies when terms of copyright were
changed in the past
2) a mention in the 1989 entry into NAFTA caused the loss of "first
sale" doctrine with regard to software.
Russell McOrmond wrote:
> As 2007 fast approaches I have tried to document key changes in Canadian
> copyright over the last century, starting from before Canada even had our
> own Copyright Act separate from the British Act. Contrary to the ludicrous
> lobbying efforts of the legacy recording industry in Canada, the first
> all-Canadian copyright act was in 1921 and not 1908. As the document will
> make clear it is also a document that has seen radical changes over the
> years, with much of what we currently think of as Copyright coming out of
> the 1980's.
> I have posted the Chronology at:
> If there is anything I have missed (or got wrong), please let me know in
> this forum or in private email. Now that this is created I will be
> keeping it updated with bills, court cases, or major reports from the
> government or committees.
> If other participants in this forum have summaries that they would like
> added, please send them.
> Russell McOrmond, Internet Consultant: <http://www.flora.ca/>
> Please help us tell the Canadian Parliament to protect our property
> rights as owners of Information Technology. Sign the petition!
> "The government, lobbied by legacy copyright holders and hardware
> manufacturers, can pry my camcorder, computer, home theatre, or
> portable media player from my cold dead hands!"
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