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Chapters

Chapter 7 – Copyright “Sovereignty,” 1914-24

It would not be long before Canada’s course in international copyright would once again change direction. Following World War I, perceptions of Canada and its place in the world shifted; Canada’s participation in the Great War meant that Canada now viewed itself as an independent participant in international affairs, and there were feelings that the […]


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Chapter 6 – The New Imperial Copyright, 1895-1914

   


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Chapter 5 – Berne Buster: The Struggle for Canadian Copyright Sovereignty, 1887-1908

Shortly after joining the Berne Convention in 1886, the Canadian government reversed position; for years following Canada’s initial assent to join the treaty as a British colony, Canada would attempt unsuccessfully to denounce the agreement. This chapter discusses the years in which Canada fought against the Berne Convention and for copyright sovereignty. For many, the […]


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Chapter 4 – United Empire: Canada and the Formation of the Berne Convention, 1839-86

Chapter 4 covers the formation of the Berne Union – the union of countries party to the Berne Convention – in 1886. That year, Canada was made a party to the new Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works as a British colony. Although it would not be long before Canada’s decision […]


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