Day: April 8, 2017

Information location tool and fair dealing copyright defenses rejected: Trader v CarGurusInformation location tool and fair dealing copyright defenses rejected: Trader v CarGurus



If you’ve ever shopped for a used car, you likely know the two popular services, autotrader.ca and CarGurus. In a decision released earlier this week in Trader v CarGurus, 2017 ONSC 1841, Trader (the owner and operator of autotrader.ca) was awarded statutory damages of $305,604 against CarCurus for infringements of its copyrights in photographs of vehicles. The decision written by Justice Conway of the Ontario Superior Court contains some important interpretations of the Copyright Act including in relation to the scope of the new making available right, the copyright defenses for information location tools and fair dealing, and the calculation of statutory damages.

Computer and Internet Updates for 2017-04-07Computer and Internet Updates for 2017-04-07