How is copyright different in Canada compared to the United States?

In general, copyright laws in the U.S. and Canada are different. For example, the U.S. has a provision known as ‘fair use’, which is different from the Canadian equivalent (‘fair dealing’). Some other provisions may also be different. See the Copyright Act and SFU copyright policies for clarification on Canadian law. The U.S. and Canada are both parties to international copyright treaties, however, meaning that works created in one country will be protected in the other country under that country's copyright laws.