Author: Barry Sookman

Budget 2021 data and intellectual propertyBudget 2021 data and intellectual property



Federal Budget 2021 released earlier today has a few notable proposed expenditures in the areas of data and intellectual property.

The budget proposes a new “Data Commissioner”. This role “would inform government and business approaches to data-driven issues to help protect people’s personal data and to encourage innovation in the digital marketplace”. Budget 2021 proposes to provide $17.6 million over five years and $3.4 million per year ongoing, to create a Data Commissioner. It also proposes to provide $8.4 million over five years and $2.3 million ongoing, to the Standards Council of Canada to continue its work to advance industry-wide data governance standards.…

Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2021-04-17Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2021-04-17



copyright update

Copyright Potpourri 2020-2021: my ALAI Canada presentationCopyright Potpourri 2020-2021: my ALAI Canada presentation



I had the pleasure of speaking earlier today at an ALAI Canada meeting to give a copyright law update for 2020-2021. The title of my talk was Copyright Potpourri. The cases canvassed were:

York University v. Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency, 2020 FCA 77

York University, et al. v. Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency, SCC Docket 39222

Bell Media Inc. v. GoldTV.Biz, 2019 FC 1432

TEKSAVVY SOLUTIONS INC. v. BELL MEDIA INC., ET AL Appeal (Copyright Act, FCA A-440-19

Entertainment Software Assoc.

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what the CPPA means for you

Crestview panel on what the CPPA means for CanadiansCrestview panel on what the CPPA means for Canadians



I had the pleasure of participating today in a Crestview moderated panel that focused on what the CPPA means for Canadians. I was joined by Jackie Choquette, Interim Practice Lead, Government Relations, Crestview Strategy, Sarina Rehal, Vice President, Crestview Strategy, and Bill Abbott, Director Data Policy and Research, Data & Trust Office, TELUS.

You can view a recording of the Crestview moderated panel below:

If you just want to see the slides used at the Crestview moderated panel, they are below: