Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Canadian Copyright Update - 23rd Fordham Conference 2015 at Cambridge University
This year, the #FordhamIP conference was held at Cambridge University, a magical place. This was the 23rd Fordham Conference and the second at Cambridge.
Here's my presentation entitled Canadian Copyright Update, in which I dealt with:
•Canada’s Copyright Board at the Cross Roads
•A pending Supreme Court of Canada case re:
– technological neutrality
–whether tariffs can be “mandatory”
•A recent decision from the Supreme Court of Canada on what constitutes “substantial similarity” and the role of expert evidence in copyright infringement cases
•The Status of Copyright “Trolling” in Canada – the Aronovitch decision re costs of taking the position to take “no position”
•Notice and notice, Bill S-4 & Privacy
•Bill C-8: Anti-counterfeiting legislation
The moderator of this panel was Nathalie Theberge from Canadian Heritage and the Panelist (commentator) was Justice Roger Hughes from Canada’s Federal Court.
There was a lot of interest in what is happening in Canada.