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Canadian Copyright

A Citizen’s Guide

by (author) Laura J. Murray & Samuel E. Trosow

Between the Lines
Initial publish date
Jun 2013
General, Media Studies, General
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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 Associate Professor of English and Cultural Studies at Queen’s University. She is co-author with Samuel E Trosow of Canadian Copyright: A Citizen’s Guide (Between the Lines, 2007; second edition forthcoming 2013), and, with Tina S Piper and Kirsty M Robertson, of Putting Intellectual Property in its Place: Rights Discourses, Creative Labour, and the Everyday (forthcoming, Oxford, 2013). She has published in Indigenous studies and American literature; current research interests include history of reading, the nature of the newspaper, creative economies, and cultural policy.


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Samuel E. Trosow is an Associate Professor at the University of Western Ontario in London; he is jointly appointed in the Faculty of Law and in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies and maintains a website at


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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.

The Archivaria Journal

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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