The Supreme Court heard the arguments in CBC/SRC v. SODRAC 2003 Inc. on March 16th, an appeal from 2014 FCA 84. The Supreme Court summarized the case as relating to royalties and ephemeral copies, and whether broadcast-incidental copies require a separate licence under a technologically-neutral interpretation of the Copyright Act.
The Court will be asked to consider if a licence is required in FCA File No. A-516-12, and address the question of what is a technologically-neutral royalty rate for broadcast-incidental copies? Also, the Court will be asked to consider whether the Copyright Board erred in law by granting an interim licence in FCA File No. A-63-13.