Day: February 8, 2015

Jurisdiction simpliciter in copyright cases: Geophysical Service v Arcis Seismic SolutionsJurisdiction simpliciter in copyright cases: Geophysical Service v Arcis Seismic Solutions



In Club Resorts Ltd. v Van Breda, 2012 SCC 17, the Supreme Court clarified the rules for when a Canadian court can assume jurisdiction over a claim against a party located outside the jurisdiction. Specifically, it clarified the rules for applying the real and substantial test to determining if there is a sufficient connection between the subject matter of the action and the jurisdiction for  determining jurisdiction simpliciter. The Van Breda case did not, however, address how that test would apply to cases involving infringement of copyright.

Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-02-07Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2015-02-07