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A score for "life plus 70": Canada now one step closer to extending the term of copyright

Canada - July 6 2022 On June 23, 2022, Royal Assent was granted to legislation that will extend the basic term of protection for copyright works in Canada under the…

Tamara Céline Winegust

The Copyright Ownership Boomerang: Automatic Reversionary Interests in Canada

Canada - March 30 2022 In Canada, an author's assignment of their copyright ownership is not always a final disposition of rights. Section 14 of the Canadian Copyright Act…

Mitchel Fleming, Tamara Céline Winegust, Naomi Zener

Defeat of the knight: no moral rights infringement for discounted sales of popular series of books

Canada - March 17 2022 In an interesting factual situation concerning the scope of moral rights, the Quebec Court of Appeal, in 91439 Canada ltée (Éditions de Mortagne) c…

Mitchel Fleming

2021 Year in Review: Canadian Copyright

Canada - February 11 2022 For Copyright Law in Canada, 2021 will likely be seen as a year that sowed the seeds of development in this area—from forward-looking government…

Adam Aucoin, William Audet, Mitchel Fleming, Tamara Céline Winegust, Naomi Zener

Seal of Approval from Federal Court of Appeal in Jewelry Design Case

Canada - January 24 2022 The much-anticipated appeal decision in Pyrrha Design Inc. v. Plum and Posey Inc., 2022 FCA 7, gives strength to the principle that “the simpler a…

Martin Brandsma, Mitchel Fleming, Tamara Céline Winegust