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Featured Non-Fiction: Canadian Copyright: A Citizen's Guide

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Featured Non-Fiction: Canadian Copyright: A Citizen's Guide

Between the Lines Press

The launch for Canadian Copyright is on November 8 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the Kingston Frontenac Public Library, 130 Johnson Street, The Wilson Room.

About the book (from the catalogue):
In an age of downloadable culture, messages about copyright are ubiquitous. Whether you're an artist, consumer, or teacher, copyright will be a part of your everyday life. Yet no resource exists to explain Canadian copyright law to ordinary Canadians.

In accessible language, and using colourful examples and case studies, this book parses the Copyright Act and explains pertinent issues. It also makes a case for grassroots engagement in balanced legal reform.

Canadian Copyright: A Citizen's Guide is not an alarmist call to stop the pirating of culture, but an articulate assertion that artists and consumers need not see each other as enemies. It is an invaluable resource for culture makers and purchasers alike.

To read an excerpt from Canadian Copyright, visit Open Book's Fall Magazine.

Laura Murray is an Associate Professor. is an Associate Professor in the English Department of Queen's University in Kingston, Ont., and creator of the website

Sam Trosow is an Associate Professor at the University of Western Ontario in London; he is jointly appointed in the faculties of Law and Information and Media Studies.