Day: March 22, 2010

Does Canada already have fair use?Does Canada already have fair use?



It is well accepted that Canada’s Copyright Act permits certain fair dealings with works.These dealings, known as allowable purposes, permit fair copying and other dealings for the purposes of research, private study, criticism, review, and news reporting, if certain conditions associated with the exceptions are met. These fair dealing exceptions operate differently from “fair use” in the United States. In that country the allowable purposes listed in the U.S. Copyright Act are non-exclusive, leaving it open to the courts to determine on a case by case basis whether a particular dealing is allowable and fair.

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2010-03-22Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2010-03-22



  • Court finds import of counterfeit goods into US, making copies of photos copyright infringement, Louis Vuitton v. Akanoc http://ow.ly/1oTDW #
  • Craigslist gets injunction against Naturemarket on copyright and other grounds preventing use of automated tools on site 2010 WL 807446 #
  • YouTube Founders Knew Illegal Content was Driving Explosive Growth http://bit.ly/bQdhZ3 #
  • SCO vs. Linux: The jury has been informed http://bit.ly/dzUrJI #
  • To Fight Scammers, Russia Cracks Down on .Ru Domain http://bit.ly/bJrG67 #
  • US court rules that copyright statutory damages are not subject to certain constitutional limits on punitive damages http://bit.ly/bvr5li