An Ontario court has issued an interesting decision in a copyright battle between Research in Motion and Atari (the National Post incorrectly suggested it is a patent case over the weekend, but it is actually copyright). The case involves claims by Atari that two games available on the Blackberry (BrickBreaker and Meteor Crusher) infringe Atari's copyright in Breakout and Asteroids. RIM launched an action in Ontario seeking a declaration that it is not infringing Atari's copyright.
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Podcasting Legal Guide for Canada
Creative Commons Canada, led by Andy-Kaplan Myrth and Kathleen Simmons, have published a legal guide for podcasting in Canada. Andy and Kathi presented the guide at the Podcasters Across Borders 2007 conference this past weekend. I was honoured to write the forward for the publication, which I think will help thousands of Canadians bring their voices online.
House of Commons Demands Takedown of YouTube Video
Earlier this month, I wrote a column highlighting the requirement to obtain permission from the Speaker of the House of Commons to use political clips that air on CPAC. The column argued that the current rules do not protect parody and should be scrapped by granting broad leeway to reuse […]
SOCAN Seeks $60 Annual Podcaster Fee
Sara Bannerman reports from day one at the Copyright Board of Canada's Tariff 22 hearings (more on Tariff 22 in my recent column on webcasting) noting that SOCAN opened the proceedings by reducing proposed tariffs for amateur podcasters, community and campus radio stations, and simulcasters. The new SOCAN proposals are: […]