Tuesday, July 2, 2013

New book: The Struggle for Canadian Copyright

My new book, The Struggle for Canadian Copyright: Imperialism to Internationalism, has just been published by UBC Press. It chronicles Canadian copyright history from 1842 to 1971 with a focus on Canada's international copyright relations, and in particular on Canada's relationship to the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, the foundation of international copyright.  Canada's history with copyright has long been tumultuous and conflicted, and this book examines Canada’s struggle for copyright sovereignty as one that continues to this day. 

The paperback edition is available for $34.95 at UBC Press.  Copies are also available at many university libraries.

A companion web site is available at http://www.thestruggleforcanadiancopyright.ca/.  The archival documents that are the foundation of the research for the book will soon be made available on the site.  I'll let you know here when they become available.

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