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SOCAN Buys Audiam - The Consolidation and Fragmentation of Music Rights - What Does it Mean for Music Services?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • July 22 2016

The Canadian performance rights society SOCAN (essentially the Canadian version of ASCAP, BMI and SESAC) has announced the purchase of Audiam, a

Canadian copyright laws have been amended to make works more accessible to people with print disabilities
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • July 15 2016

In Canada, more than 800,000 people live with a visual impairment and approximately 3 million Canadians have an impairment related to comprehension

Reining in the Cable Killers: Federal Court Orders Crackdown on TV Set-top Boxes with Copyright-infringing Applications
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • June 30 2016

On June 1, 2016, the Federal Court granted an interlocutory injunction against retailers of television set-top boxes with pre-loaded applications

Copyright does not monopolize facts - documentary filmmakers' claim against book author and publisher fails
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • June 29 2016

In May 2016, the Federal Court of Canada confirmed that copyright does not protect facts, even where a book's author is clearly inspired by the

Historical Facts and Copyright: the Maltz v. Witterick Case
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • June 27 2016

On May 10, 2016, the Federal Court of Canada rendered its decision in Maltz v. Witterick, denying the Applicants, Judy Maltz, Barbara Bird and Richie

Leave to Appeal to SCC: Rogers v SOCAN (2016 FCA 28) re Ringtones and Ringbacks
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • June 24 2016

An application for leave to appeal to the SCC in the case of Rogers Communications Partnership et al v SOCAN, 2015 FC 286, reversed in part by 2016

Federal Court Restrains Sale of Set-Top Boxes over Copyright Claims from Bell, Rogers, Videotron
  • Dimock Stratton LLP
  • Canada
  • June 20 2016

On June 1, 2016, the Federal Court in Bell Canada et al v 1326030 Ontario Inc dba ITVBox.net et al, 2016 FC 612 issued an interlocutory injunction

Federal Court issues interlocutory injunction directed at retailers of set-top boxes loaded with copyright infringing applications
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada
  • June 7 2016

On June 1, 2016, Madam Justice Tremblay-Lamer of the Federal Court issued an interlocutory injunction against retailers of set-top boxes that are

Music Industry Rocks the Copyright Boat
  • Aird & Berlis LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • June 7 2016

The music industry is gearing up for a battle with YouTube over licensing as the big three music labels, Universal, Sony and Warner, prepare to

Seggie v. Roofdog Games Inc.: Who is the Author of Videogame Software for Copyright Purposes?
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • May 19 2016

Last December, the Quebec Superior Court issued its decision in Seggie v. Roofdog Games Inc., in which it attempted to clarify the notion of