Canadian Copyright Law Online Course

Canadian Copyright Law (CCL) is a sixteen-lesson primer/refresher on Canadian copyright law. Each e-lesson provides up-to-date information on the topics listed, setting out fundamentals for that topic, as well as a self-marking quiz and URLs for further reading.


The Canadian government launched its mandatory review of the Canadian Copyright Act. Understand how copyright works and why it is important to you and your workplace by joining us in this Canadian Copyright Law eTutorial.


Date: March 19 to April 9, 2018


All of’s courses are aimed at empowering nonlawyers to deal with copyright and licensing issues.



  1. Understanding intellectual property
  2. History of Canadian copyright law
  3. Criteria for copyright protection (e.g., originality, fixation)
  4. How to obtain copyright protection
  5. How does international copyright protection work?
  6. What is protected by copyright?
  7. Who owns copyright?
  8. The duration of copyright
  9. Rights protected by copyright
  10. Limitations on rights
  11. How may rights be exploited?
  12. How is copyright violated?
  13. Remedies for the violation of copyright
  14. Using copyright-protected materials
  15. A comparison of Canadian and U.S. copyright laws
  16. Digital copyright and electronic rights


A final 16-question self-marking multiple choice quiz will be e-mailed to participants following the final e-lesson. You will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of this eTutorial.


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