Documents


The Creators' Copyright Coalition distributes the documents written under its auspices in two formats: as HTML webpages for viewing in a browser, and as PDFs suitable for printing. When citing these works with formal bibliographic apparatus (as opposed to when linking to them), please refer to the PDF versions and their pagination.

You also might be interested in the CCC's collection of its member organizations' briefs on the Status of the Artist submitted to the Ontario government as it readies new legislation.

Preliminary Response Of the Creators' Copyright Coalition To SUPPORTING CULTURE AND INNOVATION: Report on the Provisions and Operation of the Copyright Act issued by the federal government in August, 2002.

The document constituted compliance with Section 92 of the Copyright Act, enacted with a series of amendments in 1997 (Bill C-32).

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Handbook on Creators' Rights prepared by Caldwell Taylor, Susan Crean and Greg Young-Ing for the CRA/ADC, January 2003.

The table of contents to this practical guide includes a section describing copyright and giving a brief history of copyright and droit d'auteur (What is Copyright?), a section on traditional knowledge and indigenous artists' issues (What is Traditional Knowledge?), and a section describing the international organizations and trade treaties dealing with creators' rights (the TRIPs Agreement, WIPO, the WIPO treaties, UNESCO and the WTO).

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The CCC-DAMI© Research Project on The Working Conditions of Creators in Quebec and Canada: Report on Creators and Copyright in Canada and Quebec by John Lorinc and Maryse Beaulieu. February 2005.

A study of the effects of copyright in the professional practice of working artists in Canada and Quebec, prepared by Toronto journalist John Lorinc, and Montreal lawyer, Maryse Beaulieu. (Produced with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage).

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CCC-DAMI© Research Project on The Working Conditions of Creators in Quebec and Canada: Creators and Copyright by John Lorinc with an Introduction by CCC chair, Bill Freeman. November 2004.

The study of the English Canadian milieu prepared for the national study of copyright and the status of individual freelance artists in the media marketplace. (Produced with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage.)

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Repositioning Creators' Rights in the Digital World: Creators' Rights and the Copyright Debate by Susan Crean and Virginia Jones. April 2005.

A review of the arguments coming from the Copyleft and the Open Source movements concerning copyright and the Internet, including an analysis creative commons licenses. This study was produced for the Creator' Rights Alliance/ Alliance pour les droits des créateurs with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage.

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CCC-DAMI© Joint Declaration on the process of the revision of the Copyright Act following the announcement by the Government of its intention to amend the Copyright Act with legislation to be tabled in June 2005

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CCC-DAMI© Press Release, April, 2005 following the announcement by the Government of its intention to introduce new copyright legislation in June 2005

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Towards a Fair Deal: Contracts and Canadian Creators' Rights prepared by Marian Hebb and Warren Sheffer. October 2006.

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Platform on the Revision of Copyright prepared by the CCC and its member artists' organizations. January 2008.

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Press Release for the CCC's Platform on the Revision of Copyright prepared by the CCC. January 2008.

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