Canada Heading Toward Battle Over Database Rights

Professor Geist's regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) provides a Thanksgiving Day look at last week's Ontario Court of Appeal decision in Robertson v. Thompson Corp. In reviewing what amounts to the Canadian version of the Tasini case, the column argues that court's decision provided a strong affirmation of the need for balance in Canadian copyright law and foreshadows a future battle over database rights in Canada.

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