Day: August 13, 2010

SOCAN seeks leave to Supreme Court on whether an online preview is a fair dealingSOCAN seeks leave to Supreme Court on whether an online preview is a fair dealing



SOCAN has filed a motion for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada in the Tariff 22 case. It is arguing that the Federal Court of Appeal erred in not reversing the Copyright Board which had held that offering an online preview can be a fair dealing. The Application Record in the leave motion is below.
SOCAN Application Record in Tariff 22 Case (PUBLIC)

“Musicians have rights, too”, Maia Davies“Musicians have rights, too”, Maia Davies



Yesterday, Maia Davies, a musician, vocalist and songwriter with the musical group Ladies of the Canyon, published an op-ed in the MONTREAL GAZETTE and EDMONTON jOURNAL. Titled “musicians have rights, too”, Maia Davies described how illegal downloading has “been a catastrophe” and why supporting C-32 to amend the Copyright Act including its provisions which protect technological measures is so important. She wrote, in part:

Illegal downloading has been a catastrophe for me and for many of my peers. When most copies of our recorded music are “shared” on the Internet, it is difficult if not impossible to earn a living from it.

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2010-08-13Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2010-08-13