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Paul Sanderson is the leading author on legal aspects of Canadian music law and visual arts.


Musicians and the Law in Canada - 4th Edition
Musicians and the Law in Canada is the definitive reference work for the Canadian music business. The fourth edition, edited by Paul Sanderson, was published in the year 2000. Paul was the author of the previous two editions.

Much more comprehensive and up to date than previous editions, the fourth edition includes contributions by numerous experts on the legalities of the music business.

For more information on Carswell Thomson Professional Publishing, visit their website at www.carswell.com, or to directly purchase your own copy, click here.



Music Law Handbook For Canada
Paul Sanderson has published a new informative handbook “Music Law Handbook for Canada:  10 Essential Legal Articles” (Publisher:  Seraphim Editions).  It is a first of its kind publication in this field. 

The articles cover subjects such as musical copyrights, copyright registration in Canada, publishing, legal aspects of independent recordings, contract basics, trademarks – information that artists should have handy as a compact business resource guide.

Available through any bookstore in Canada, or online at amazon.com and thebookband.com.


Artists’ Contracts: Agreements for Visual and Media Artists
Paul Sanderson is co-author of "Artists’ Contracts: Agreements for Visual and Media Artists", (CARFAC Ontario, 2004) an outstanding collection of contracts for visual and multi-media artists.

He was author of its predecessor "Model Agreements for Visual Artists" (CARO, 1982).

For more information on CARFAC, visit their website at www.carfacontario.ca.


Other Publications

We regularly contribute articles to magazines, newsletters and journals.

This section includes a sampling of some published works. In most cases, these articles serve as an introduction to complete legal topics. They are not meant to substitute for legal advice.


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