Here is a copy of my slides presented at the 14th Annual Law Society of Upper Canada Intellectual Property Law – The Year in Review conference. It covers the leading Canadian and international copyright cases for the 2009 year. It excludes decisions of the Copyright Board. These cases were dealt with by Mario Bouchard of the Copyright Board of Canada.
The cases summarized include the following: Robinson v. Les Films Cinar Inc, 2009 QCCS 3793; Drolet v. Gralsbotschaft, 2009 FC 17; Atomic Energy of Canada Limited v. Areva NP Canada Ltd., 2009 FC 1119; Beach v. Toronto Real Estate Board, 2009 CanLII 68183 (ON S.C.); Neugebauer v. Labieniec, 2009 FC 666; Canwest Mediaworks Publications Inc. v. Murray, 2009 BCSC 391; Peak Innovations Inc. v. Meadowland Flowers Ltd., 2009 FC 661; Microsoft Corporation v. PC Village Co. Ltd., 2009 FC 401; Western Steel and Tube Ltd. v. Erickson Manufacturing Ltd., 2009 FC 791; Litecubes, L.L.C. v. Northern Light Products, Inc., 2009 BCSC 181; IceTV Pty Limited v Nine Network Australia Pty Limited  HCA 14 (22 April 2009); Fisher v Brooker & Ors  UKHL 41 (30 July 2009); Editions du Seuil v Google Inc, Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris 3ème chambre, 2ème section Ruling of December 18, 2009; Lucasfilm Ltd & Ors v Ainsworth & Anor  EWCA Civ 1328 (16 December 2009); Dish Network LLC v Zentek International Co Ltd  HKEC 220; RecordTV Pte Ltd v MediaCorp TV Singapore Pte Ltd  SGHC 287; IsoHunt Web Technologies, Inc v EMI Group Canada Inc. Sup. Ct. B.C. March 11, 2009; Columbia Pictures Industries Inc v Fung (C.D.Cal. Dec 21, 2009); Arista Records LLC v Usenet.com Inc. 91 USPQ2d 1744 (S.D.N.Y.2009); The Pirate Bay Case, Stokholm District Court, April 17, 2009; Rein v Mininova B.V., District Court of Utrecht, 26 August 2009; Sony BMG Music Entertainment v Tenenbaum, 2009 WL 4547019 (D.Mass. Dec 7, 2009)