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Copyright Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-42)

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Year of current version:2013
Date of last amendment:November 7, 2012
Date of entry into force of original text:1985
Date of Text (Enacted):1985
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Industrial Designs, IP Regulatory Body
Notes:This consolidated version of the copyright law incorporates all the amendments up to November 7, 2012.

For the amendments made by the Copyright Modernization Act (CMA) that are not yet into force, see the 'Amendments Not into Force' at the end of this consolidated Act.

Source: http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-42/index.html
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English

Copyright Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-42) Copyright Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-42), Complete document (pdf) [647 KB]

French

Loi sur le droit d’auteur (L.R., 1985, c. C-42) Loi sur le droit d’auteur (L.R., 1985, c. C-42), Complete document (pdf) [647 KB]

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