1987 - Phase One - first round of reform with new
rights (moral rights, secondary infringement)
1992 - Treaty Reform - rental rights
1997 - Phase Two - private copying, statutory
2002 - Internet retransmission
2007 - Anti-camcording legislation
“In regard to the watch list, Canada does
not recognize the 301 watch list process.
It basically lacks reliable and objective
analysis. It's driven entirely by U.S.
industry. We have repeatedly raised this
issue of the lack of objective analysis in
the 301 watch list process with our U.S.
- Department of Foreign Affairs, 2007
Many areas where
Canadian law is stronger
than the U.S.
Film Exhibition Fees
Creator Employment Rights
Fewer Compulsory Licenses
More Copyright Collectives
Copyright Board of Canada
No Time Shifting
“Excessive control by holders of copyrights
and other forms of intellectual property may
unduly limit the ability of the public domain to
incorporate and embellish creative
innovation in the long-term interests of
society as a whole, or create practical
obstacles to proper utilization.”
- Theberge, 2002