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CMRRA proposal for 2016
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • July 9 2015

On May 30, 2015, the Copyright Board published the most recent tariff proposals of the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency (CMRRA) in the

I didn’t say that the ability of actors to control their performances under Canadian copyright law
  • Dentons
  • Canada, USA
  • May 19 2015

When the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its 2014 opinion in Garcia v Google(the original order and opinion is here; the amended

Applications for leave to appeal dismissed - 30 April 2015
  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
  • Canada
  • April 30 2015

On appeal from the judgment of the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal. Mr. MacDonald, respondent, was prosecuted by indictment and ultimately convicted of

Could Canada extend the copyright term for the music industry? We are talking to you performers and record labels...
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • April 22 2015

Budget announcements often contain news for the IP community, and yesterday's budget announcement was no different. In the announcement, the

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

Re: Sound dancing again
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • April 15 2015

As noted in a previous blog post on Re:Sound Tariff No. 6.B (Use of Recorded Music to Accompany Physical Activities), sets the royalties to be paid

Infringement of work found where newspaper published article using artwork without consent
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • April 6 2015

The plaintiff sued in Quebec Small Claims Court for breach of copyright against a newspaper owner who published an article about the plaintiff

Supreme Court hears arguments for royalty payments for ephemeral copies
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • March 18 2015

The Supreme Court heard the arguments in CBCSRC v. SODRAC 2003 Inc. on March 16th, an appeal from 2014 FCA 84. The Supreme Court summarized the case

Jumping the geofence: examining Canadians’ use of VPNs to access U.S. Netflix
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • March 17 2015

An estimated one million Canadian households are jumping the "geofence" to watch shows and movies that aren't available for streaming in Canada

Why is a US radio station getting a notice about webcasting royalties in Canada? why webcasters geo-block their streams to avoid international music royalties
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • October 8 2014

An Alabama radio station recently received a notice about the new royalty rates that are payable to ReSound, the Canadian equivalent of SoundExchange