MusicDish e-Journal - July 21, 2018
MusicDish Advertising Network
Search MusicDish e-Journal (Advanced)
Subscribe To MusicDish e-Journal
About | Contact | Advertise | RSS | Submit Article | Submit News | Artist Development | Premium PR Distribution
Mi2N | MusicDish*China | MusicDish Network | MusicDishTV | Urban Music News Network

Copyright Victory For Canadians
By Jon Newton,
(more articles from this author)
Comment | Email | Print | RSS

Canadian researchers and anyone looking for "inexpensive access to justice" won a landmark victory, yesterday, when the Supreme Court of Canada ruled 9-0 that people wanting to make a single copy of any kind of material for research purposes in any field don't have to pay a licensing fee. And in a second key finding, the court said works produced through 'sweat' but involving very little creativity - ie, telephone books - don't enjoy copyright protection, although more complex works involving 'skill and judgment that is not trivial' do.

The ruling will probably affect future cases involving music, electronic communications and the Internet, says a Globe & Mail report here, going on:

"In particular, the court found that equipment owners are not liable for copyright infringement simply because they authorize the use of their equipment to someone who then violates a copyright."

The decision was a blow to three legal publishing houses that claimed they were deprived of licensing fees on more than 100,000 pages copied each year at the Law Society of Upper Canada's library by lawyers and students, says the story.

"The Supreme Court said they are not entitled to fees on these single copies. However, the court did grant them a small victory by agreeing that the headnotes, case summaries and indexes they prepare and append to judicial rulings are protected."

Requiring that an original work be the product of an exercise of skill and judgment is a workable, yet fair, standard, the Globe report quotes Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin as saying.

"Research must be given a large and liberal interpretation in order to ensure that users' rights are not unduly constrained, and is not limited to non-commercial and private contexts," McLachlin said.

The ruling will likely affect future cases involving music, electronic communications and the Internet. In particular, the court found that equipment owners are not liable for copyright infringement simply because they authorize the use of their equipment to someone who then violates a copyright.

Before an owner or distributor can be found liable, the court said, there must be proof they collaborated with the violator.

Roger Hughes, a lawyer for the plaintiffs - CCH Canadian Ltd, Canada Law Book Inc, and Carswell, a division of Thomson Canada Ltd - said anyone hoping to exploit the ruling for commercial purposes is making a mistake, adds the story.

Home » News Beat » Copyright Victory For Canadians
Email |Print |Comment |RSS

back | top

MusicDish Advertising Network

News Beat

» 13 Music Label Sold to MTN

» Darcus Beese Named President Of Island Records

» ASCAP Revenues Top $1.144 Billion In 2017

» BMG Appoints New Creative Directors In Nashville

» Launches Its First Live Musical Themed Content Series

News Beat Directory

» [2018-06-23] The 2018 MIDEM Silk Road International Music Alliance Signing; International Music Industries Signing Of A Mutual Resource Sharing Agreement With Shanghai Conservatory Of Music & The China Records Group

» [2018-06-06] Screen Music Connect To Explore The Music Of Film, Television And Interactive Media; Created By James Hannigan, Award-winning Composer And Game Music Connect Co-founder, Screen Music Connect Builds On The Success Of The Sold-out Game Music Conferences

» [2018-06-05] Fred Casimir To Develop BMG's Global Recordings Business; As Well As Building BMG's European Infrastructure, Casimir Was Instrumental In Developing BMG's Recordings Business

» [2018-06-03] 13 Music Label Sold To MTN; DSN Music Spins Off Record Label To Albuquerque Music Entrepreneur's New Group

» [2018-06-02] CISAC 2018 Annual Report; A Comprehensive Overview Of The Confederation's Work To Serve 4 Million Creators And 239 Authors Societies Across The World

» [2018-06-02] MusicDish Announces A Love Electric 2018 China Tour; The Tour Will Crisscross Through China With 12 Shows In 8 Cities, Including Guangzhou, Dongguan, Zhuhai, Shenzhen, Kunming, Jiaxin, Wuhan And Beijing

» [2018-06-02] Darcus Beese Named President Of Island Records; Renowned U.K. Music Executive To Join Universal Music Group's U.S. Label Leadership

» [2018-05-17] Avant-Garde Label Maybe Noise Launches In Beijing; The Official Launch Will Be On May 26 At Magnet Theater With A Performance Supporting Its First Vinyl Release: Png Z

» [2018-05-04] Award-Winning Lithuanian Rock Band Colours Of Bubbles "She Is The Darkness" 2018 China Tour; The Tour Will Kickoff In Shanghai Where The Band Will Represent Lithuania During The Country's Signing To The Silk Road Music Alliance

» [2018-05-01] Hollywood Heavyweights Launch New Christian Music Label; Their Debut Release, Firma Collective - Songs For Every Soul, Was Produced By Mgrdichian And Mixed By The Legendary Brian Reeves

» [2018-04-30] Pop Artist Ava King Releases New Single; Paris-born Ava King Decided To Move To Beijing Where She Wrote For One Of The Biggest Chinese Movie Production Companies, HuaYi Brothers

» [2018-04-27] NetEase Cloud Music Sign Distribution Partnership With B2 Music; Chinese Music Streaming Service To Release Billboard "Best Of Asia" Album Series
MusicDish Advertising Network

follow MusicDish on
Follow MusicDish on Twitter

Mi2N Music PR

SUITEHOP Partners W/ Venues For Direct-to-Consumer VIP Experiences In Secure Marketplace

Gulf Coast Group Johnny John & The Schemin' Dreamers Release Debut Powerhouse AOR EP

BWH Music Group Releases Hottest Album Of The Summer

Cinq Music Appoints Marcus Spence SVP Of A&R

Hybrid Studios Hosts Student Field Trip Day

Australian DJ Duo NERVO Enter Sports Arena With Unique Volleyball Partnership

2018 Summer Additions Come To Hybrid Studios

Websites: Mi2N | MusicDish*China | MusicDish Network | MusicDishTV | Urban Music News Network
Services: Submit Article | Submit News | Submit Video | Artist Development | Premium PR Distribution

Copyright © 1997-2018 MusicDish LLC., all rights reserved.
About MusicDish e-Journal | Contact Us | Advertise | RSS | Internships