Tag: communication to the public

Legality of Kodi boxes: my interview with Fairchild TVLegality of Kodi boxes: my interview with Fairchild TV



Kodi boxes pre-configured to enable buyers to stream and download movie and TV content are proving to be a challenge to producers and distributors of this content in Canada and around the world. Recently the Federal Court granted an injunction prohibiting the sale of certain pre-configured boxes.… ...

Aereo infringes says international associations and copyright scholars to SCOTUSAereo infringes says international associations and copyright scholars to SCOTUS



Earlier today, a number of international and foreign associations and copyright scholars filed an Amicus brief in the Supreme Court of the United States in the ABC, Inc. et al v. Aereo, Inc case. The brief brings to the attention of the SCOTUS a number of international treaties and trade ...

Streaming websites blocked in UK: Paramount v SkyStreaming websites blocked in UK: Paramount v Sky



The England High Court recently made an order requiring ISPs to block two linking websites located at www.solarmovie.so (“SolarMovie”) and www.tubeplus.me (“TubePlus”). In doing so, the court in Paramount Home Entertainment International Ltd & Ors v British Sky Broadcasting Ltd & Ors [2013] EWHC 3479 (Ch) (13 November 2013) ruled ...

Internet retransmission of broadcasts a communication to the public, rules the CJEUInternet retransmission of broadcasts a communication to the public, rules the CJEU



The European Court of Justice ruled yesterday that retransmitting broadcasts over the internet infringes the communication to the public right, if done without authorization. The case involved TV Catchup Limited which operated an internet based live streaming service of broadcast television programmes.… ...

The Supreme Court rules on copyright in a pentology of casesThe Supreme Court rules on copyright in a pentology of cases



Earlier today, the Supreme Court released reasons in the five copyright appeals heard back to back on December 6 and 7, 2011 in the following cases:[i] Entertainment Software Association v. Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, 2012 SCC 34 (ESA v SOCAN) Rogers Communications Inc.… ...

ASCAP case highlights differences in Canadian and US copyright lawASCAP case highlights differences in Canadian and US copyright law



The influential US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled in ASCAP v RealNetworks that a download of a musical work is not a public performance under the US Copyright Act. According to the Court downloads of musical works are not musical performances that are contemporaneously perceived by the listener.… ...

Is an Internet posting of a work a world-wide publication for copyright purposes?Is an Internet posting of a work a world-wide publication for copyright purposes?



Is a work published worldwide for copyright purposes when it is posted on a publically available internet web site? That issue was just canvassed by a US District Court in Kernal Records Oy v. Mosley2011WL 2223422 (S.D.Fla. Jun. 7, 2011). The Court ruled that making a music file available  on ...