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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 […]

Authors:

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.
 

The Confidentiality of Commercially Valuable Information

Introduction: the Cymbal Business In an age when multi-billion dollar companies struggle to survive, a small family-owned company called Zidjian continues to manufacture cymbals as it has for almost four hundred years. It controls almost 65% of the world’s cymbal market, with annual revenues close to $50 million. The formula of the special alloy used […]

Authors:

Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal
Peter Bowal is a Professor of Law at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.
 

Leo Dragos
 


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