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Court declines to apply fair dealing copyright exemption in news reporting case
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • February 22 2017

In a recent decision, the Small Claims Division of the Court of Quebéc has found a newspaper liable for infringement of copyright and moral rights in


Ontario Court of Appeal Refers Copyright Infringement Dispute to Trial for Reconsideration of Estoppel Defence
  • PCK Perry + Currier Inc Currier + Kao LLP
  • Canada
  • February 21 2017

Parties entering licensing agreements should try to use explicitly clear language to define the scope of such agreements. This is particularly


Copyright Infringement Class Action Over University Course Packs Certified in Quebec: Copibec c. Université Laval
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • February 21 2017

On February 8, 2017, the Quebec Court of Appeal certified a class action by Copibec against Université Laval, for copyright infringement. This


2016 Copyright Year in Review
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada, United Kingdom, USA
  • February 14 2017

Below are our selections of the most interesting developments in Canadian Copyright Law in 2016 from documentaries, toys, building plans, surveys


Judicial Review of the Copyright Board's Decision Granted in Part
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • February 8 2017

The Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency, operating as Access Copyright, sought judicial review of a decision of the Copyright Board, certifying the


Copyright year in review 2016
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • January 17 2017

In 2006, the Copyright Board certified Tariff 24 (Ringtones) for the period 2003-2005. A judicial review of this decision by the potential payors


Diritto d’Autore e social network: condivisione di foto su Instagram
  • Studio Legale DANDI Media
  • Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand
  • January 3 2017

Diritto d’autore e social network: Instagram: le conseguenze giuridiche della condivisione di foto. Condividere sì, ma nel rispetto delle regole:


Online Copyright Enforcement Gone Wrong - How To Get it Right
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada, USA
  • December 21 2016

An elderly grandmother. A first-person shooter video game. The two typically have very little in common. Yet both were recently in the headlines of


Review of the Copyright Act in 2017
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • December 16 2016

The Copyright Act is required to be reviewed by the federal government every five years. The next review will be held in 2017. It is impossible to


Motion to amend Statement of Claim and motion for summary judgment allowed in part in copyright action
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • December 14 2016

In the within action for copyright infringement, the Plaintiff claims to be the owner of the copyright in certain cinematographic works and unfixed