I suppose that there is some perverse comfort in confirming the predictability of certain phenomenon:
- Bad corporate behaviour emanating from or with a real and substantial connection to Canada often gets prosecuted not in Canada or not first in Canada but in the USA.
- Before there ever was the internet or e-mail, there were stock market "boiler rooms" that touted stocks over the phone and across borders.
And what, you might ask, does this have to do with copyright? The Libman case is is proving to have a real and substantial effect on Canadian copyright law as seen in the SOCAN v. CAIP decision from 2004 - which will no doubt loom large in the renewed round of SOCAN's eternal quest to achieve and enforce "Tariff 22", coming once again to the Copyright Board next month,.