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Federal Government Launches Review of Law and Policy on Canadian Cultural Content in an Age of Digital Disruption
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • April 26 2016

On April 22, 2016, Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Hon. Mélanie Joly, launched a public consultation process called "Canadian Content in a


Copyright law: 2015 year in review
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • April 20 2016

In 2014 the Federal Court ordered TekSavvy (a non-party internet service provider) to produce the names of approximately 2,000 customers alleged to


The Supreme Court affirms the principle of technological neutrality in copyright law
  • Dimock Stratton LLP
  • Canada
  • March 14 2016

On November 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada released an important ruling on the role of technological neutrality in copyright law. In a 7-2


Federal Court of Appeal: SOCAN successful in confirming validity of tariff for the transmission of ringtones
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • March 14 2016

On January 27, 2016, the Federal Court of Appeal released its decision on an appeal from the decision of O'Reilly J. of the Federal Court on a motion


Judicial Review "Through the Looking Glass": Issue-By-Issue Analysis
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • February 22 2016

Over the last decade, the Supreme Court of Canada has struggled with the right way to approach its "prodigal child": the standard of review. The


Copyright Protection in Canada for Artists
  • Dickinson Wright PLLC
  • Canada
  • February 11 2016

In Canada, "copyright" refers to the bundle of rights conferred by the Copyright Act (the Act) on the copyright owner and author of a work. The owner


Left Sharks and copy cats: the Super Bowl's impact on protecting a brand
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • February 5 2016

The Super Bowl is a lot of things to a lot of people and is arguably the most anticipated event of the year that is not a holiday (officially). For


Canadian Broadcasting Corp. v. SODRAC 2003 Inc
  • Harper Grey LLP
  • Canada
  • January 26 2016

Appeal to Supreme Court of Canada from decisions of Copyright Board of Canada regarding licences required to reproduce music for use in broadcasting


Copyright year in review 2015
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • January 26 2016

This article summarizes noteworthy Canadian copyright law decisions and developments from 2015. 1. Voltage Pictures LLC v. John Doe, 2015 FC 1364 In


Federal Court Rules Internet Provider Should Not Recover Costs of Informing Clients of Motion for Customer Information
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada
  • January 11 2016

In Voltage Pictures LLC v. John Doe, the Federal Court ruled that TekSavvy Solutions Inc. (TekSavvy), a non-party Internet service provider, could