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Copyright Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-42)

Act current to 2021-05-19 and last amended on 2015-06-23. Previous Versions

PART IXGeneral Provisions

Marginal note:No copyright, etc., except by statute

 No person is entitled to copyright otherwise than under and in accordance with this Act or any other Act of Parliament, but nothing in this section shall be construed as abrogating any right or jurisdiction in respect of a breach of trust or confidence.

  • 1997, c. 24, s. 50

Marginal note:Interpretation

 No provision of this Act relating to

  • (a) copyright in performer’s performances, sound recordings or communication signals, or

  • (b) the right of performers or makers to remuneration

shall be construed as prejudicing any rights conferred by Part I or, in and of itself, as prejudicing the amount of royalties that the Board may fix in respect of those rights.

  • 1997, c. 24, s. 50

Marginal note:Adherence to Berne and Rome Conventions

 The Governor in Council shall take such measures as are necessary to secure the adherence of Canada to

  • (a) the Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works concluded at Berne on September 9, 1886, as revised by the Paris Act of 1971; and

  • (b) the International Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organisations, done at Rome on October 26, 1961.

  • 1997, c. 24, s. 50

Marginal note:Review of Act

 Five years after the day on which this section comes into force and at the end of each subsequent period of five years, a committee of the Senate, of the House of Commons or of both Houses of Parliament is to be designated or established for the purpose of reviewing this Act.

  • 1997, c. 24, s. 50
  • 2012, c. 20, s. 58
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