Canadian Copyright: History, Change and Potential

Sara Bannerman

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    The first part of this article reviews Canada's international copyright history and the role Canada has played in international copyright from the nineteenth century to the present day. In the part two, the author asks whether we can be optimistic or pessimistic about Canada's role, and the role of international institutions more generally, in promoting solutionsto the social policy and social justice concernsraised by the expansion of intellectual property. The author argues that Canada's history, while demonstrating Canada's potential to support progressive change, has not borne out certain middle power ideals.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)31-49
    JournalCanadian Journal of Communication
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


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