Supreme Court of Canada: Free Online Music Previews Do Not Infringe Copyright

This is the first in a series of posts about the Supreme Court of Canada’s copyright decisions released on July 12, 2012. On Thursday, July 12, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) issued its decision in Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada et al. v. Bell Canada, et al., 2012 SCC … Continue reading

Canadian Copyright Reform Legislation Introduced

The Canadian government introduced a copyright reform bill yesterday. Previous attempts at reform over the past few years have stalled due in part to elections and some protests against reform.

Century 21 sues Rogers and Zoocasa, alleging data scraping, copyright infringement

Century 21 Canada has sued Zoocasa, a residential real estate search website, and Rogers Communications, Zoocasa’s majority owner, for alleged data scraping. The allegations have not been proved in court.

Facebook to launch personalized usernames June 13; opportunity for trade-mark owners to register their marks before

Yesterday, Facebook announced that its users will be able to sign up for user names as of 12:01 a.m. EDT June 13. The user name system will allow for those searching Facebook to find Facebook account holders who have a username by typing the user name after the Facebook URL (e.g. http://www.facebook.com/ipaddress). Trade-mark owners can … Continue reading

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