Day: September 4, 2014

Technological neutrality and copyright: Supreme Court grants leave to clarify scope in CBC v SODRAC Technological neutrality and copyright: Supreme Court grants leave to clarify scope in CBC v SODRAC 



The Supreme Court granted leave to appeal today in another copyright case, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation / Société Radio-Canada v. SODRAC 2003 Inc. The appeal is from the decision of the Federal Court of Appeal which ruled that broadcasters must pay royalties for ephemeral recordings in accordance with the 1990 decision of the Supreme Court in Bishop v. Stevens.

In the Court of Appeal, CBC argued that Bishop v Stevens was no longer good law, having been overruled by a series of decisions of the Court which had, in various circumstances, made references to the principle of technological neutrality in construing the Copyright Act.

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-03Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-09-03