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Supreme Court of Canada addresses important issues in Canadian copyright law

  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
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  • Canada
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  • January 6 2014

On December 23, 2013, a unanimous Supreme Court of Canada issued its decision inCinar Corporation v Robinson. The decision provides clarification on

Proposed amendment to Copyright Act seeks to establish artists' resale rights

  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • June 4 2013

On May 29, 2013, Bill C-516 was introduced as a private member's bill in the House of Commons. The bill seeks to amend the Copyright Act to provide

An overview of Bill C-56: Combatting Counterfeit Products Act

  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 8 2013

On March 1, 2013, Bill C-56 was introduced in the House of Commons. The majority of Bill C-56 is directed to amendments to the Copyright Act (CA) and

Most of Copyright Modernization Act provisions now in force

  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • November 14 2012

As we noted in our post on July 3, the Copyright Modernization Act had received royal assent, but would not come into force until an Order-in-Council was issued

Supreme Court clarifies scope of fair dealing

  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • July 13 2012

On July 12, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada clarified the scope of the “fair dealing” exception to copyright infringement, found in section 29 of the Copyright Act, which allows copies to be made for research, private study, criticism and review

Performers and makers of film soundtracks not entitled to broadcast royalties

  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • July 13 2012

In a ruling issued July 12, 2012, the Supreme Court upheld the decisions of the Federal Court of Appeal and the Copyright Board in Re: Sound v. Motion Picture Theatre Associations of Canada, concluding that performers and makers of sound recordings are not entitled to royalties for the broadcast of their recordings in film or on television as part of a movie soundtrack

Previews of musical works do not infringe copyright

  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • -
  • Canada
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  • July 13 2012

As we've discussed in a number of recent blog posts, the Supreme Court of Canada this week released a number of major copyright-related decisions

Free delivery! Supreme Court rules no copyright royalties for internet transmission of downloads

  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • July 12 2012

In a major, but slim, victory for proponents of electronic commerce, a majority of the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that online sellers of music and video game downloads are not required to pay more copyright royalties than their “bricks and mortar” counterparts, solely because the products from the virtual stores are delivered via the internet

Copyright Bill C-11 passes third reading and receives royal assent

  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • July 3 2012

On June 29, 2012, Bill C-11 passed third reading in the Senate and received royal assent

Certification granted in lawyers' copyright infringement class action

  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 12 2012

An Ontario lawyer successfully moved for certification of a class action alleging that the Carswell database search and retrieval service known as “Litigator” infringes the copyright of the authors of legal documents that have been filed in Canadian courts