Canadian Copyright Policy Moot

The Canadian Copyright Policy Moot is a unique bilingual student competition created by Heritage Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada in collaboration with the University of Ottawa Centre for Law, Technology and Society.


Teams of students will research and prepare a thorough policy report, prepared as a Memorandum to Cabinet, under the supervision of university professors, departmental officials and policy experts, in response to one of three policy thematics. The thematics will be provided by the Copyright and International Trade Policy Branch at Canadian Heritage and the Marketplace Framework Policy Branch at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, corresponding to current policy issues identified by the branches in the course of their work on copyright. The teams will be called to present orally their work before a panel of experts and officials – such as policy analysts, academics, industry stakeholders and political decision makers.


Previous editions


2018 Edition


2020 Edition (virtual) 


2022 Edition (virtual)


2024 Edition

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