CCM201. Canadian Copyright Essentials

Instructor: Lesley Ellen Harris, Copyrightlaws.comLesley Ellen Harris

Course Dates: September 24 – October 12, 2015
Program Schedule

Member Price: $395.00*
Non-Member Price: $495.00*
Non-member registration

This online course covers principles in Canadian copyright law, including the Canadian Copyright Act, the Copyright Modernization Act and important court cases. The aim of the course is to introduce librarians and others to Canadian copyright law principles and apply these principles in everyday situations.  This course is relevant to those who live and work in Canada, those in the U.S. who seek a comparison between Canadian and U.S. copyright law, and those who have offices or work with Canadians and need to understand Canadian copyright law. Topics include:

  • background of Canadian copyright law (including copyright law reform in Canada)
  • composition of Canadian copyright law
  • criteria for copyright protection (e.g., originality and fixation)
  • what works are protected
  • how to protect copyright works (e.g., registration and copyright notice requirements)
  • ownership
  • protection of rights
  • duration
  • unlocatable copyright owners
  • exploitation of rights
  • fair dealing and special provisions for libraries and others
  • copyright infringement and remedies
  • differences between Canadian and U.S. copyright law
Performance Measure

Course assessment, exercises and discussions will measure and evaluate the degree of understanding that participants achieve during the learning process.


This online course is one of eight required courses for SLA’s Click University Certificate in Copyright Management for all *Canadian* participants seeking a full certificate (and is optional for non-Canadians). CCM100 is recommended, but is not required, to be taken before this course. There are no prerequisites for non-certificate participants, who may take any certificate course(s) à la carte.

What people are saying about the value of the copyright management courses:

“The combination of live seminars and assigned readings was great for providing information and then reinforcing the concepts.”

“[I have a] better understanding of collective agreements and how they pertain to our organization.”

“[I learned] that U.S. and Canadian copyright laws are dramatically different.”

“I enjoyed Lesley’s teaching; very thorough and informative.”

* A late fee of $50 will be added to your invoice if you register at or after midnight (12:00 a.m. ET) on the first day of the course. Late registration does not guarantee live access to the first course session.

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