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Canadian Copyright Law in Evolution: What US Practitioners Need to Know

Monday, May 19, 2014 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA


Canadian copyright law is changing. In the past two years, a new act was adopted, introducing many controversial new provisions, and the Supreme Court of Canada rendered 6 important decisions. Yes, 2012-2013 were big years. For better and for worse. Attorney Lamothe-Samson will discuss what every US practitioner should know about Canadian copyright law, while drawing parallels and distinctions with US copyright law.  Topics include:

  • What is the new “making available right”?
  • How does “fair use” translate in Canadian law?
  • Is there liability for secondary infringement?
  • How are statutory damages calculated?
  • What is the liability regime for ISPs?
  • How does the law address private copying and user-generated content?

Sponsoring Section/Committee(s):


  • Madeleine Lamothe-Samson
    • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada



Elizabeth Vincensi


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