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  • Will 2012 see the copyright fightback?

    December 20, 2011

    Next year a range of cases and law changes will affect all copyright owners – from authors to musicians to film makers – but the dominant issue will be the increasingly global and bitter debate over who should be liable for clamping down on online infringement and how best to do it

  • Soundtrack royalties under scrutiny

    December 07, 2011

    In the last of five copyright cases heard this week by the Supreme Court of Canada, justices weighed arguments as to whether broadcasters and cinema owners must pay a separate tariff for the performance of soundtracks

  • Tariffs on teacher copies debated in Supreme Court

    December 07, 2011

    To what extent teachers' textbook copying is "fair dealing" was debated before the Supreme Court of Canada on Wednesday, one of three copyright-related cases the High Court is considering this week.

  • Canada Supreme Court in copyright spree

    December 07, 2011

    Canada’s Supreme Court is hearing five cases this week, in a historic burst of activity that could fundamentally reshape copyright protection in the country

  • Case report: Supreme Court considers digital copyright cases

    December 06, 2011

    The Supreme Court of Canada yesterday heard the first day of oral arguments in two cases centred on whether copyright infringement is triggered through downloading of digital media

  • Canada to push through copyright bill by year-end

    October 14, 2011

    Canada could overhaul its copyright rules before the end of the year after the country’s Conservative Party cemented its support in the May federal elections by taking a majority of seats

  • Swift copyright reform predicted for Canada

    July 21, 2011

    Canada is almost certain to revisit copyright reform proposals when Parliament reconvenes in September, according to one law professor

  • China Customs praised on World Anti-Counterfeiting Day

    June 13, 2011

    China’s Customs organisation was given a special award on June 8 as part of celebrations to mark World Anti-Counterfeiting Day

  • Failed copyright bill keeps Canada on USTR priority list

    May 04, 2011

    America’s two largest trading partners – Canada and China – remain at the top of the USTR’s list of countries with ineffective IP protection and enforcement

  • Lawyers frustrated with failed Bill C-32

    April 12, 2011

    Canadian IP lawyers are frustrated with the failed Copyright Modernization Act - Canada’s third attempt in six years to reform laws considered out of touch with the digital age

  • Griswold and Beresford honoured at North America awards

    March 30, 2011

    USPTO director David Kappos gave prizes to retired commissioner for trademarks Lynne Beresford and former chief IP counsel of 3M Gary Griswold at Managing IP’s North America awards ceremony in Washington DC last night

  • Canada High Court to rule on ISPs as broadcasters

    March 29, 2011

    The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to hear a case on the role of ISPs in broadcasting – the second time the Court has considered the issue

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