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Copyright Act

Version of section 44.01 from 2015-01-01 to 2020-06-30:

Marginal note:Prohibition on importation or exportation

  •  (1) Copies of a work or other subject-matter in which copyright subsists shall not be imported or exported if

    • (a) they were made without the consent of the owner of the copyright in the country where they were made; and

    • (b) they infringe copyright or, if they were not made in Canada, they would infringe copyright had they been made in Canada by the person who made them.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to

    • (a) copies that are imported or exported by an individual in their possession or baggage if the circumstances, including the number of copies, indicate that the copies are intended only for their personal use; or

    • (b) copies that, while being shipped from one place outside Canada to another, are in customs transit control or customs transhipment control in Canada.

  • 2014, c. 32, s. 5

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