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For Whom the Ringtone Tolls — Federal Court Confirms no Repayment Owed to Telecommunications Companies by SOCAN for Communicating Downloadable Ringtones

Canada - April 9 2021 The Blacksonian principle—that law is not made, but merely discovered—does not operate to nullify royalty payments for communicating…

Tamara Céline Winegust.

Don’t Fall Prey to these Common Media Errors & Omissions (E&O) Pitfalls

Canada - March 12 2021 Broadly speaking, there are laws in Canada—and the world over, but we are limiting our discussion to Canada—that protect a person’s ownership in…

François Larose.

I Want to Break Free…and Fix My Device Myself!: How One MP Wants to Allow for the Circumvention of Technological Protective Measures Under the Copyright Act

Canada - February 26 2021 Sheryl Crow sang "a change will do you good", and it's clear that the desire for changes to be made to Canada's Copyright Act (the "Act") are in the…

François Larose, Tamara Céline Winegust.

Time to Pay the Copyright Piper? A Digital Media Platform Copyright Reckoning for Journalists is Upon Us!

Canada - February 19 2021 On February 17, 2021, Senator Claude Carignan introduced a private members Bill in the Canadian Senate. The Bill, S-225 An Act to amend the Copyright…

François Larose, Tamara Céline Winegust.

Copyright Term Extension: To Life Plus 70 Years, But Not Beyond! Government Consultation on Copyright Term Extension Now Open

Canada - February 16 2021 Canada has taken new steps to expand the general term of copyright protection to 70 years following the death of the author, from 50. Such change…

François Larose, Tamara Céline Winegust.