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

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Year of current version:2005
Date of last amendment:December 12, 2005
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, Layout Designs of Integrated Circuits
Notes:The Copyright Act, RSC 1985, Chapter C-42 was last amended on December 12, 2005. This consolidated version of the Act incorporates all the amendments up to 2005 (see sections 44 and 44.1 for the latest amendments).

Source: http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-42/index.html
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Copyright Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-42) Copyright Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-42), Complete document (pdf) [439 KB] Copyright Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-42), Complete document (htm) [759 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

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) [337 KB]

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