Abraham Drassinower

University of Toronto - Faculty of Law

Assistant Professor

78 and 84 Queen's Park

Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C5

Canada

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Scholarly Papers (16)

1.

A Rights-Based View of the Idea/Expression Dichotomy in Copyright Law

Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, Vol. 16, January 2003
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 11 Aug 2003 Last Revised: 08 Mar 2009
Abraham Drassinower
University of Toronto - Faculty of Law
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copyright, idea/expression dichotomy, public domain, Kant, Locke

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Sweat of the Brow, Creativity and Authorship: On Originality in Canadian Copyright Law

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 28 Nov 2004
Abraham Drassinower
University of Toronto - Faculty of Law
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Taking User Rights Seriously

IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: THE FUTURE OF CANADIAN COPYRIGHT LAW, Michael Geist, ed., Irwin Law, 2005, U Toronto, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-05
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 03 Nov 2005
Abraham Drassinower
University of Toronto - Faculty of Law
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Labour and Intersubjectivity: Notes on the Natural Law of Copyright

Number of pages: 47 Posted: 29 Jun 2001
Abraham Drassinower
University of Toronto - Faculty of Law
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Authorship as Public Address: On the Specificity of Copyright vis-à-vis Patent and Trade-Mark

Michigan State Law Review, No. 1, 2008
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 03 Jun 2008 Last Revised: 04 Jun 2008
Abraham Drassinower
University of Toronto - Faculty of Law
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copyright, fair use, fair dealing, personal use, infringement, Kant

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From Distribution to Dialogue: Remarks on the Concept of Balance in Copyright Law

Journal of Corporation Law, Vol. 34, No. 4, pp. 991-1007, 2009
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 18 Sep 2009
Abraham Drassinower
University of Toronto - Faculty of Law
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copyright, speech, communication, balance, value, public domain, originality, fair use, fair dealing, Kant

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Copyright is Not About Copying

125 Harvard Law Review Forum 108 (2012)
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 28 May 2012
Abraham Drassinower
University of Toronto - Faculty of Law
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copyright, public domain, intellectual property, correlativity

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Copyright Infringement as Compelled Speech

NEW FRONTIERS IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, Annabelle Lever, ed., Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 06 Nov 2011
Abraham Drassinower
University of Toronto - Faculty of Law
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copyright, rights-based, work of authorship, rights-based, speech, Kant, originality, independent creation, Baker v. Selden, unpublished works, fair use, transformative use, public domain

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The Art of Selling Chocolate: Remarks on Copyright's Domain

FROM "RADICAL EXTREMISM" TO "BALANCED COPYRIGHT": CANADIAN COPYRIGHT AND THE DIGITAL AGENDA, Michael Geist, ed., Irwin Law, 2010
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 11 Jun 2008 Last Revised: 23 Oct 2010
Abraham Drassinower
University of Toronto - Faculty of Law
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copyright, Canada, user rights, independent creation, fair dealing, parallel imports, trade-mark, concurrent protection, infringement, reproduction

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Canadian Originality: Remarks on a Judgment in Search of an Author

AN EMERGING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PARADIGM - PERSPECTIVES FROM CANADA, Ysolde Gendreau, ed., Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2008, U Toronto, Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-22
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 18 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 03 Feb 2009
Abraham Drassinower
University of Toronto - Faculty of Law
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copyright, balance, originality, sweat of the brow, creativity, skill and judgment, CCH v. Law Society, University of London Press v. University Tutorial Press, Walter v. Lane, Canada.

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Exceptions Properly So-Called

LANGUES ET DROIT D'AUTEUR/LANGUAGE AND COPYRIGHT, Ysolde Gendreau, Abraham Drassinower, eds., Carswell; Bruylant, 2009
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 19 Jan 2010
Abraham Drassinower
University of Toronto - Faculty of Law
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copyright, subject matter, scope, limitations, exceptions, freedom of expression, human rights, proportionality

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A Note on Incentives, Rights, and the Public Domain in Copyright Law

Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 86, No. 5, p. 1869, 2011
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 16 Dec 2011
Abraham Drassinower
University of Toronto - Faculty of Law
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copyright expansion, subject matter, scope, Millar v. Taylor, Donaldson v. Beckett, Baker v. Selden, non-communicative use, originality, fair use, instrumentalism, rights-based

13.

Death in Copyright: Remarks on Duration

Boston University Law Review, Vol. 99, 2019
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 12 Feb 2020
Abraham Drassinower
University of Toronto - Faculty of Law
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copyright, duration, death

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The Work of Readership in Copyright

AIDA: ANNALI ITALIANI DEL DIRITTO D'AUTORE, DELLA CULTURA E DELLO SPETTACOLO, 2024
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 21 May 2024
Abraham Drassinower
University of Toronto - Faculty of Law
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Copyright, public domain, technical use, idea/expression dichotomy, reproduction, readership, trademark, personal use

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Authorizing Two Royalties: a Comment on Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada V Entertainment Software Association

(2023) 67 Canadian Business Law Journal 232
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 21 May 2024
Abraham Drassinower
University of Toronto - Faculty of Law
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Copyright, technological neutrality, authorization, communication to the public by telecommunication, streaming, downloading, reproduction

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Remarks on Technological Neutrality in Copyright Law as a Subject Matter Problem: Lessons from Canada

The Cambridge Law Journal, March 2022, pp.1-34
Posted: 18 May 2022
Abraham Drassinower
University of Toronto - Faculty of Law

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copyright, technological neutrality, originality, material form, Baker v Selden, Hollinrake v Truswell, British Leyland v Armstrong, ESA v SOCAN, CBC v SODRAC