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Copyright in the Classroom

Copyright, a category of intangible proprietary rights, has always been an important consideration in the delivery of Canadian primary and secondary education (“K – 12”). This is because K – 12 educators and students make up two prominent groups of copyright users – those who use the property of copyright owners for educational purposes. But […]


Samantha Kernahan
Samantha Kernahan is a lawyer with McLennan Ross LLP in Edmonton, Alberta.

Common Misconceptions about Copyright

As an intellectual property lawyer, I am often consulted by creators of works protected by copyright. Here are five of the most common misconceptions I have encountered in my practice, and my comments on them: If a work is not marked with the © claim, it is not protected: Annotation of the copyright claim is […]


Jeananne Kathol Kirwin
Jeananne Kathol Kirwin (B.A. English, Yale; J.D., U of Toronto) is an intellectual property lawyer of 25+ years, as well as the award-winning author of Greetings from Cool Breezes (2005, Borealis Press). Her non-fiction (and occasional poetry) appear in various publications. Jeananne is the current president of Canadian Authors Association - Alberta Branch, and the editor of the Canadian Intellectual Property Review (an intellectual property law journal). As part of her IP practice, she regularly advises authors regarding copyright and publishing contracts.

Balancing Copyright and Privacy Rights

Many Internet users assume that they can surf the Internet and remain anonymous.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  Where serious harm is done by an anonymous Internet user the injured party is often able to compel third parties to disclose who the Internet user is. In Canada and other countries this occurs, among […]


Martin Kratz, QC
Martin Kratz, Q.C. is the Head, Intellectual Property Group, Bennett Jones LLP in Calgary, Alberta.

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