Re: copyrights

Matthew Hill (mhill@WATARTS.UWATERLOO.CA)
Mon, 13 Jun 1994 12:36:45 -0400

On Sun, 12 Jun 1994, Heather Young-Leslie wrote:

> Heather [not mike] writing:
> How exactly is 'copywrite' arranged/received? Does it differ between the
> U.S and Canada? Recently I read a *course outline* which the course
> director/designer claimed to be copywrited. (This was not in a published
> volume or anything like that: just a computor printed course outline.

There is considerable difference, copyright being easier in Canada.
Although there is more to it, Canadian law assumes that copyright
belongs to the author and accords significant protection
if you just do as your person did and state on the title page that this
material is copyrighted by you the author. As I understand it, such
a statement would have no legal standing in the U.S..