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Copyright Infringement Policy

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Copyright Infringement Policy

A copyright infringement policy is a document that may be posted on a website by the site operator that describes the specific rules prohibiting copyright infringement by users.

A copyright infringement policy may be written under the Canadian Copyright Act (CCA). This is a federal law that creates a safe harbor for owners of websites that allow users to publish content. If the guidelines offered by the CCA are followed by the website operator, this website cannot be held responsible for copyright infringement due to users' publications.

In order to fully understand and apply the provisions of the law, it is important to consult a lawyer specialized in this field.

However, website operators may use this copyright infringement policy without the assistance of an agent. In this case, it would consist of a simple notice to website users that copyright infringement will not be tolerated, as well as instructions from the operator to send a written document regarding the alleged infringements.


How to use this document?

This document is quite short and simple. It only requires basic identification information about the website and its copyright agent. The rest of the information is already complete, as most copyright infringement policies contain the same required information based on the LDA.

The completed policy describes how visitors to the website can send a notice to the operator explaining that their copyrights have been infringed. It also describes what the website owner will do in such a case and includes a policy prohibiting repeat infringements.

This is not a negotiated agreement, so when it is completed, it should simply be posted on the relevant website. This document is not intended to be a comprehensive terms and conditions document or a privacy policy. It only refers to one specific element of the user's behavior: copyright infringement. In addition, it is imperative to contact a lawyer who is certified in this field to understand whether protection is possible for the website in question.


Applicable law

In Canada, the Copyright Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-42) protects literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works as well as existing works fixed in a medium as opposed to ideas. In particular, the CCA encourages the exchange and creation of new works.


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