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Delegates at the Opening of the WIPO Assemblies by WIPO. Photo: Violaine Martin. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 IGO License. https://flic.kr/p/Z1PKfE

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The Law Bytes Podcast, Episode 136: Jeremy de Beer on SOCAN v. ESA, the Supreme Court’s Latest Endorsement of Copyright Balance and Technological Neutrality

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 podcast can be downloaded here, accessed on YouTube, and is embedded below. Subscribe to the podcast via Apple Podcast, Google Play, Spotify or the RSS feed. Updates on the podcast on Twitter at @Lawbytespod.

Show Notes:

SOCAN v. Entertainment Software Association
Jeremy de Beer, Copyright Royalty Stacking
CLTS, Making Sense of the Making Available Right

Credits:

SCC, Webcast, Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, et al. v. Entertainment Software Association, et al.

5 Comments

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  3. Melisa Choi says:

    Copyrights are laws made as protection. Thank you for sharing this information.

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  4. This interpretation is technologically neutral and allows Canada to fulfill its obligations under art. 8 of the Treaty through a combination of the performance, reproduction, and authorization rights

  5. Thanks for giving us more knowledge on copyrights. This is really helpful.
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