Author: Barry Sookman

A Time for Change: Toward a New Era for Intellectual Property Rights in Canada.A Time for Change: Toward a New Era for Intellectual Property Rights in Canada.



The Canadian Intellectual Property Council (CIPC) recently released a report entitled A Time for Change: Toward a New Era for Intellectual Property Rights in Canada. The report discusses the importance of an effective intellectual property (IP) rights (IPR) system in encouraging innovation, ensuring economic prosperity, and maintaining global competitiveness.… ...

Google Settles Book-Search Case with Authors and PublishersGoogle Settles Book-Search Case with Authors and Publishers



Google has entered into an agreement with the Authors Guild and the Association of American Publishers to settle two lawsuits over Google’s Book Search project. This settlement will allow more materials to be easily accessible online while also ensuring that copyright holders are able to receive compensation for their works.… ...

Proposed Canadian Copyright Reform — Bill C-61Proposed Canadian Copyright Reform — Bill C-61



After much anticipation, the federal government released Bill C-61, An Act to Amend the Copyright Act. If passed, the Bill will (i) amend the Copyright Act in order to implement the World Intellectual Property Organization Copyright Treaty (WCT) and Performances and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT), (ii) create exceptions for certain uses ...