The purpose of copyright protection in Jordan and Canada: A brief comparison

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A just copyright model can only be found where copyright protection is provided according to the principle of 'balance' that equally considers the interests of authors to receive a just reward for their intellectual products and the interests of the public in accessing and labouring upon those products. Balance is not acknowledged in Jordan, for the second element thereto-the public users-is not on the agenda of the Jordanian copyright policy makers, and has been replaced with the goal of luring Foreign Direct Investment ('FDI') to the country. Conversely, Canadian copyright law articulates balance as its sole purpose.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-115
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Intellectual Property Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Balance
  • Canada
  • Copyright law
  • FDI
  • FTAs
  • Fair dealing
  • First-sale doctrine
  • Jordan
  • Public interest
  • TPMs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management
  • Law


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