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Federal Court Of Appeal Sheds Light On Crown Prerogative And Copyright
The Federal Court of Appeal ("FCA") recently released its judgment in P.S. Knight Co. Ltd. v. Canadian Standards Association, 2018 FCA 222.
Canada
21 Jan 2019
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The Federal Government Implements Its IP Strategy – Bill C-86
The IP Strategy proposed to address the practice of some copyright owners including language demanding a settlement payment from the alleged infringer in their notice
Canada
7 Nov 2018
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Who Foots The Bill? Notice-And-Notice, Norwich Orders And Compliance Costs
On September 14, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered its decision in Rogers Communications Inc. v Voltage Pictures, LLC, an appeal from the Federal Court of Appeal, affirming copyright owners ...
Canada
5 Nov 2018
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The Impact Of The USMCA On Intellectual Property Rights In Canada
On September 30, 2018, negotiators for Canada, Mexico and the United States announced their agreement on the text of a new free-trade agreement, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
Canada
10 Oct 2018
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Cartoonist Challenges Banksy's Intellectual Property Rights
After viewing the recent Toronto exhibition, The Art of Banksy, Cinders McLeod was surprised to discover that the British graffiti artist, Banksy, may have "pinched her ideas" in certain drawings published in The Glasgow Herald in the 1990s.
Canada
16 Aug 2018
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Canada Unveils Its Intellectual Property Strategy
On World Intellectual Property Day (April 26, 2018), the federal government unveiled what it billed as Canada's first comprehensive Intellectual Property Strategy (the "IP Strategy") ...
Canada
22 May 2018
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Canada Added To U.S. Intellectual Property Priority Watch List
On April 27, 2018, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) added Canada to a "Priority Watch List" of countries it says fail to protect and enforce intellectual property (IP) rights.
Canada
22 May 2018
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#CreativeCanada: A Vision For Canada's Creative Industries
On September 28, 2017, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage (the "Minister"), delivered a speech in Ottawa entitled #CreativeCanada: A Vision for Canada's Creative Industries.
Canada
4 Oct 2017
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Statutory Damages For Copyright Infringement On The Internet
Canada's statutory damages regime for copyright infringement was enacted to bring greater certainty with respect to the infringement of relatively low value works, to reduce the cost of litigation...
Canada
2 Jun 2017
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Illegal Graffiti Capable Of Copyright Protection
There is a common misconception by some in the artistic community that graffiti is not protected by copyright and so may be freely reproduced as a matter of public right in our modern "sharing economy."
Canada
25 Jan 2016
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Bill C-59: Canada Extends Copyright Term Of Published Sound Recordings And Performer's Performances Fixed In Published Sound Recordings
For works, the basic term of copyright protection in Canada is (i) the life of the author, (ii) the remainder of the calendar year in which the author dies, and (iii) a period of fifty years following the end of that calendar year.
Canada
17 Jul 2015
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Curiosity Killed The Copycat: Supreme Court Of Canada Releases "Cinar Corporation v. Claude Robinson"
The Supreme Court of Canada released its much-anticipated decision in "Cinar Corporation v. Claude Robinson" on December 23, 2013.
Canada
19 Feb 2014
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Copyright Over Body Art
A discussion on whether tattoos are protected under copyright law.
Canada
29 Jan 2013
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Most (But Not All) Of The Copyright Modernization Act Comes Into Force In Canada
On November 7, 2012, upon the publication in the Canada Gazette of an Order-in-Council dated October 25, 2012, most (but not all) of the provisions of the Copyright Modernization Act (the "Act") came into force in Canada.
Canada
22 Nov 2012
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Supreme Court Of Canada Releases Five Decisions Re:Copyright
The Supreme Court of Canada released five (5) widely anticipated decisions regarding existing or proposed Copyright Board tariffs pursuant to the Copyright Act.
Canada
22 Jul 2012
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The "Copyright Modernization Act" Becomes Law
On June 29, 2012, the "Copyright Modernization Act" received Royal Assent and became law, amending the "Copyright Act".
Canada
9 Jul 2012
17
Bill C-32 – Proposed Amendments to the Copyright Act
On June 2, 2010 the Minister of Industry, the Honourable Tony Clement, and the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, the Honourable James Moore, introduced Bill C-32 (also known as the Copyright Modernization Act) which proposes several amendments to the Copyright Act (the "Act").
Canada
6 Sep 2010
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Tariff 22.B-G: Copyright Board Applies Existing Royalty Rates To Internet Broadcasting Activities; Majority Refuses To Set Rates For Sites Such As Facebook, MySpace And YouTube
In the long-awaited second part of its decision establishing rates for the communication of music over the Internet, the Copyright Board determined Friday that broadcasters’ online use of music should attract essentially the same liability as their traditional broadcasts.
Canada
5 Nov 2008
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Goodmans Q&A: Can Parallel Importation Be Prevented Under The Canadian Copyright Act?
Can Parallel Importation be Prevented under the Canadian Copyright Act?
Canada
1 Aug 2007
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