Monday, December 05, 2011

A Clatch Of Copyright Cases At The Supreme Court of Canada

December 6, 2011 
Intellectual Property Watch

A “clatch” is another word for “brood”, which is a not inappropriate word in the present circumstances – considering that Canada’s highest court will hear five (yes, five!) cases on December 6 and 7, 2011 that all emanate from Canada’s Copyright Board. These cases are on appeal from the Federal Court of Appeal, arising in turn from “judicial review” of five recent decisions from the Copyright Board. Judicial review, in this context, is essentially the same thing as an “appeal”. 


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