Archive for July, 2012

Did the Supreme Court supplant the market for Access Copyright licenses?

July 31st, 2012

Just over two weeks ago, the Supreme Court released its opinion in the Alberta (Education) v. Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency, 2012 SCC 37 (Access Copyright) fair dealing case. In that proceeding, the Copyright Board examined whether copying of short extracts of works for classroom teaching purposes was a fair dealing.* The Board and the Federal Court of Appeal found it was not. The Supreme Court allowed the appeal and remitted the matter to the Board to reconsider its decision in accordance with the Court’s construction of the fair dealing factors.

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-07-31

July 31st, 2012

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-07-30

July 30th, 2012

Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2012-07-29

July 29th, 2012

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-07-28

July 28th, 2012

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-07-27

July 27th, 2012

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-07-26

July 26th, 2012

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-07-25

July 25th, 2012

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-07-24

July 24th, 2012
  • TRO granted to prevent deletion of web code in US case
  • “The maxim that “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” may well …lead to a violation of property rights.” #
  • Claims for vicarious and contributory infringement dismissed against CNET; inducement claim survives #
  • UK Gov must act on ‘innocent’ web-browsing copyright timebomb #
  • Twitter appeals ruling in Occupy Wall Street lawsuit #
  • Minecraft developer sued by aggressive litigator over DRM patent #
  • Patent troll takes last shot at owning “interactive web,” but falls short #

Supreme Court decisions to affect future Copyright Board cases

July 23rd, 2012

The five copyright decisions released by the Supreme Court of Canada just over a week ago are bound to influence copyright cases for a long time. Nowhere is this more likely than in future proceedings before the Copyright Board which was the source of all of the appeals in the first instance.

The Supreme Court decisions will clearly be relevant in follow on tariffs to those that were the subject of the appeals such as SOCAN Tariff 22.A (online music services) and Tariff 22G (game sites) and the Access Copyright Educational Institutions tariff.