Canada, United States, and Intellectual Property, Pt. 2

Earlier this month, BTBObserver highlighted two opposing viewpoints on whether or not Canada and America’s differences in intellectual property regimes are worth fretting over.

For some additional background on the subject, Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP offers a boiled down primer on differences in Canada-U.S. copyright:

Canada is a party to the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (Berne Convention). The Copyright Act governs copyright protection in Canada. It extends the same protection to both Canadian nationals and foreign nationals of other Berne Convention countries. In 2012, substantial amendments were made to the Copyright Act for the purpose of modernizing Canadian copyright law. There are many fundamental similarities between U.S. and Canadian copyright law. Some key similarities include:

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