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Term extensions and treaty implementation: more amendments coming to Canadian Copyright Act
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • April 22 2015

As part of the proposed 2015 federal budget, tabled yesterday, the Canadian government announced that it intends to extend the term of copyright


Staged approach to implementation of Copyright Modernization Act set to begin
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • November 6 2012

On October 25, 2012, the Canadian government began the process of bringing Bill C-11, the Copyright Modernization Act, into force


Copyright in transition: Supreme Court of Canada rules on five copyright appeals
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • July 13 2012

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Canada issued much anticipated rulings on a series of cases concerning copyright royalties for downloading and streaming of various kinds of musical works over the Internet, classroom copying of literary and artistic works, and recorded music in soundtracks that accompany movies and TV shows


Copyright castaway: Robinson Crusoe washes up onto the Supreme Court docket
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • July 10 2012

After hearing a landmark series of five copyright cases in December 2011, the Supreme Court of Canada has recently granted leave to appeal in another four


Copyright update - Parliament passes Bill C-11
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • July 10 2012

The amendment of the Canadian Copyright Act, which has been more than a decade in the making, has finally reached a decisive conclusion


Bill C-11 is passed by the House of Commons and heads to the Senate
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • June 20 2012

Canada’s copyright reform process took a significant step forward this week as the House of Commons passed Bill C-11, An Act to Amend the Copyright Act (also referred to as the Copyright Modernization Act


Copyright: a new frontier Bill C-11 moves out of committee
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • April 26 2012

With the report of the Legislative Committee on Bill C-11 (the “Bill”) to the House of Commons on March 15, 2012, it looks like the government’s much-debated Copyright Modernization Act is well on its way to becoming the law of Canada


So, you thought Bill C-32 would fight piracy? Think again...
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • March 22 2011

With the defeat of the Conservative government on March 25, Bill C-32 - the so-called Copyright Modernization Act - died on the order paper, joining its predecessors, Bill C-60 (2005) and Bill C-61 (2008), in the scrap heap of Canadian copyright reform


Are online music previews "research?" - the Federal Court of Appeal says "yes"
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • July 29 2010

In a recent decision, SOCAN v. Bell Canada et al., the Federal Court of Appeal affirmed the decision of the Copyright Board of Canada in which it was held that 30-second previews offered by online music services like iTunes and Puretracks do not require the payment of royalties for the use of copyright in the underlying musical works