The Struggle for Canadian Copyright

Imperialism to Internationalism, 1842-1971

Sara Bannerman

  • Published: 2013
  • Subject Listing: History
  • Bibliographic information: 288 pp., 6 x 9 in.
  • Territorial rights: US rights only
  • Distributed for: UBC Press
  • Contents

First signed in 1886, the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works is still the cornerstone of international copyright law. In this groundbreaking book, Sara Bannerman examines Canada's struggle for copyright sovereignty and explores some of the problems rooted in imperial and international copyright that affect Canadians to this day.
Sara Bannerman is an assistant professor atMcMaster University.

"A much-needed summary of the various international copyright conventions, their changing terms, and their influence on Canadian policy over the last one hundred plus years."
-C. Ian Kyer, Counsel to the Toronto office of Fasken Martineau
1 Introduction

2 Canada and the International Copyright System

3 Imperialism: Canadian Copyright under the Colonial System,

4 United Empire: Canada and the Formation of the Berne

5 Berne Buster: The Struggle for Canadian Copyright
Sovereignty, 1887-1908

6 The New Imperial Copyright, 1895-1914

7 Copyright "Sovereignty," 1914-24

8 Copyright Internationalism: Canada's Debut, 1927-36

9 New Directions, 1936-67

10 Crisis in International Copyright, 1967

11 Re-engagement, 1967-77

12 After 1971

13 Conclusion


Bibliography and Archival Sources