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Canadian Copyright

A Citizen’s Guide

by (author) Laura Murray & Samuel Trosow

Between the Lines
Initial publish date
Jun 2013
General, General, Media Studies
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    Jun 2013
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In the age of easily downloadable culture, messages about copyright are ubiquitous. If you’re an artist, consumer, or teacher, copyright is likely a part of your everyday life. Completely updated, this revised edition of Canadian Copyright parses the Copyright Act and explains current Canadian copyright law to ordinary Canadians in accessible language, using recent examples and legal cases.

About the authors

Laura J. Murray is an Associate Professor of English and Cultural Studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.

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Samuel Trosow is an Associate Professor at Western University with a joint appointment in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies (FIMS) and the Faculty of Law. Prior to joining the UWO Faculty, he was a law librarian at University of California Berkeley’s Boalt Hall Law School, and his doctorate at UCLA in Library Science focused on information policy issues. Professor Trosow is currently a Principal Network Investigator and Theme Leader in the Graphics, Animation and New Media (GRAND) NCE. He is the co-author of Canadian Copyright: A Citizen’s Guide (with Laura Murray, Between the Lines, 2007), and maintains a blog at He is currently a member of the Librarians Committee of the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) and is a frequent speaker on copyright and other information policy issues.


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Editorial Reviews

Rapid technological change has completely altered the copyright landscape…[this new edition is] a welcome and accessible addition to support our understanding.

<em>The Archivaria Journal</em>

Murray and Trosow guide the reader through such murky waters with clarity, grace and good humour…should remain valuable for years to come.

CAUT Bulletin

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