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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 Lafleur Henderson LLP
  • 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


Rules of procedural fairness breached by refusal to allow Netflix to be heard on new provisions in tariff
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • January 6 2016

This was an application for judicial review of a decision by the Copyright Board (the "Board") of a tariff of royalties for audiovisual webcasts (the


Ontario Superior Court refuses to stay a defamation action pending the outcome of a copyright, trademark and competition action proceeding in the Federal Court
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • January 6 2016

The Ontario Superior Court has declined to stay a defamation action pending the outcome of a copyright, trademark and competition action proceeding


Court Declares It “Patently Clear”: No Fair Dealing If Technological Circumvention Results in Illegal Access
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • December 21 2015

The Ontario Small Claims Court has rendered a decision involving an important recent addition to the Copyright Act, 1985 RSC, c C-42, namely


Technological neutrality, technological neutrality, technological neutrality: CBC v SODRAQ
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • December 8 2015

The Supreme Court released a landmark judgment yesterday in the closely watched case, Canadian Broadcasting Corp. v. SODRAC 2003 Inc., 2015 SCC 57


Supreme Court of Canada affirms principle of technological neutrality in Canadian copyright law
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada
  • November 30 2015

On November 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a 7-2 split decision affirming that even incidental copies of a work made to facilitate


Supreme Court of Canada affirms technological neutrality
  • Dimock Stratton LLP
  • Canada
  • November 29 2015

The question before the Supreme Court in Canadian Broadcasting Corp v SODRAC, 2015 SCC 57 was whether SODRAC could seek a licence for copies of


Supreme Court majority applies royalty fees to broadcast-incidental copies
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • November 27 2015

Valuation Analysis Must be Consistent With the Principles of Technological Neutrality and Balance CBC v. SODRAC 2003 Inc. The Supreme Court issued