Monday, August 01, 2022

LawBytes Podcast on Recent Supreme Court of Canada Copyright Decision

In the most recent LawBytes podcast, University of Ottawa law professor Michael Geist talks with his colleague Jeremy de Beer about the July 15, 2022 Supreme Court of Canada decision Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada v. Entertainment Software Association, 2022 SCC 30:

"The Supreme Court of Canada’s latest copyright decision – SOCAN v. Entertainment Software Association – affirms yet again that technological neutrality is a foundational element of the law and notably emphasizes that 'copyright law does not exist solely for the benefit of authors.' My colleague Jeremy de Beer was an active participant in the case, writing an expert opinion during the Copyright Board phase of the case which reflects the approach that the court ultimately adopted. He joins the Law Bytes podcast to discuss the evolution of music distribution online, this latest case and the court’s commitment to copyright balance, as well as what might come next in the seemingly never-ending battle over Canadian copyright law."

The  Canadian Association of Law Libraries was one of the interveners in the case.

The full decision is available online along with a plain language case summary prepared by the Court.

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 7:25 pm


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