Statutes, Cases & Treaties

This page includes links to some of the current statutes, cases and treaties most relevant to Canadian copyright law.

 

Related Instructional Modules

Alberta (Education) v. Access Copyright (Opening Up Copyright)

Berne and TRIPS Agreements (Opening Up Copyright)

CCH v. LSUC (Opening Up Copyright)

SOCAN v. Bell (Opening Up Copyright)

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Statutes

Copyright Act, (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-42)

Cases

Théberge v. Galerie d'Art du Petit Champlain Inc., 2002 SCC 34

CCH Canadian Ltd. v. Law Society of Upper Canada, 2004 SCC 13

Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada v. Canadian Association of Internet Providers, 2004 SCC 45

Robertson v. Thomson Corp., 2006 SCC 43

Entertainment Software Association v. Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, 2012 SCC 34

Rogers Communications Inc. v. Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, 2012 SCC 35

Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada v. Bell Canada, 2012 SCC 36

Alberta (Education) v. Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency (Access Copyright), 2012 SCC 37

Re:Sound v. Motion Picture Theatre Associations of Canada, 2012 SCC 38

Cinar Corporation v. Robinson, 2013 SCC 73

Treaties

Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, (April 10, 1928)

Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations, (June 4, 1998)

WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, (August 13, 2014)

WIPO Copyright Treaty, (August 13, 2014)

Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled, (September 30, 2016)

Overview: The TRIPS Agreement (World Trade Organization, January 1, 1995)