Reactions to SCC’s Copyright Pentalogy: News and Commentary

Here are the CanLII links to the 5 Supreme Court decisions of July 12th:


And here are some reports and commentary on the cases:

  • AUCC: (to be added when available)
  • ACCC: Inside ACCC (President’s Update, August 18, 2012)
  • Access Copyright: Impact of SC copyright decision limited to small proportion of copying in schools, AC says
  • Canadian Association of Research Libraries: (to be added when available)
  • CAUT: SC copyright decisions uphold fair dealing rights, marking big victory for education and research
  • Canadian Federation of Students: SC ruling on copyright a victory for students
  • CASA: SC backs broad interpretation of fair dealing
  • Canadian Library Association: (to be added when available)
  • Computer and Communications Industry Association: Canadian Supreme Court rules in favor of Apple, others including CCIA
  • CMEC: CMEC Copyright Consortium pleased with SC decision
  • Music Canada (CRIA): (to be added when available)
  • ReSound: SC rules in film and TV case
  • SOCAN: SOCAN responds to SCC rulings
  • University of Toronto Student Union: University of Toronto students hopeful that copyright decision will halt unfair fees
  • Bereskin & Parr: Big copyright news from the SCC
  • Blake, Cassels & Graydon: SCC deals fair blows to copyright owners
  • Cassels Brock: Copyright in transition: SCC rules on five copyright appeals
  • Paul Daly: Standard of review in copyright cases
  • Jeremy de Beer (Special to Financial Post): Counterpoint: Copyright decisions will grow the market
  • John Degen: SC painfully divided on educational use of copyright-protected materials
  • Dimock Stratton: SC issues key copyright rulings (linking to more further analysis)
  • Fasken Martineau: Hard to copy: FM lawyers play active role in copyright law cases decided by SCC
  • Lorraine Fleck (IP Address Blog): SCC: Photocopies for primary and secondary school instruction constitutes Fair Dealing
  • Michael Geist: SCC stands up for Fair Dealing in stunning sweep of cases
  • Michael Geist: Why the SC’s copyright decisions eviscerate Access Copyright’s business model
  • Daniel Gervais: A shakeup in Canadian copyright policy?
  • Mark Hayes: (several entries with case analysis)
  • Howard Knopf: A Proud and Progressive Pentalogy Day in Canadian Copyright Law
  • Graham Smith: How tech law principles are starting to mould copyright
  • Alan Shanoff (SunMedia): Reports of death of copyright law greatly exaggerated
  • Kevin Smith (DukeU Libraries): Redefining research
  • Barry Sookman: The SC rules on copyright
  • Barry Sookman: Did the SC supplant the market for Access Copyright licenses?
  • Bob Tarantino: 5 cases that shook the world: An entertainment lawyer’s guide to the copyright pentalogy
  • American University Intellectual Property Brief (Tamara Winegus): Pento-Cost: SCC delivers five copyright decisions from on high expanding users rights and defining royalty entitlements in the digital age
  • Ars Technica: Canadian Supreme Court embraces fair use in landmark decision: Court smacks down copyright collectives, big content
  • Bloomberg BNA (Rebecca E. Hoffman): Life isn’t fair but dealing can be
  • Bloomberg BNA (Rebecca E. Hoffman): More on the Canadian copyright battles
  • Calgary Herald: Teachers’ association, province hail copyright ruling on photocopying textbooks
  • CBC News: SC ruling scraps royalty for music downloads
  • Chronicle Herald (Halifax): Copyright rulings: High court gets it right
  • The Court (Mekhala Chaubal): Tariff, Away: Re:Sound v Motion Picture Association of Canada
  • Financial Post: SCC gives wide interpretation to ‘fair dealing’ in copyright saga
  • FP Comment (Terence Corcoran): Free rides on the tech taxi: SC decisions radically reduce the copyright of creators
  • Globe & Mail: SC scraps some copyright fees on downloads
  • IP Osgoode/IPilogue (Adam Jacobs): The Fivefecta: Canada’s SC releases 5 significant copyright decisions
  • IP Osgoode/Ipilogue (Nancy Situ): Considering Canada’s SC decisions in this week’s WIPO proceedings
  • IP Osgoode/Ipilogue (Nancy Situ): SOCAN v Bell: A victory for fair dealing, consumers?
  • IP Osgoode/Ipilogue (Mekhala Chaubal): Fairly dealt: Strong statement by the SCC in Alberta (Education) v. Access Copyright
  • Lethbridge Herald: Copyright ruling fair for schools
  • London Community News: Downloading? Photocopying? SC’s on your side
  • Metro London: Educators, students come out on top in copyright ruling, London expert says
  • Music Industry News Network: Copyright day in Canada: SC releases 5 decisions
  • Quill & Quire: SC rules against Access Copyright photocopying tariff
  • The Star: Copyright law a win for educators and telecoms as court reins in fees
  • Slaw (Tamir Israel): SCC issues rulings on copyright pentalogy
  • The Spec: Mac student union seeks clarity on university copyright deal after court ruling
  • TechDirt (Leigh Beadon): Great day for Canadian Copyright
  • TechDirt (Glyn Moody): Are the courts finally trying to bring some balance back to copyright?
  • Vancouver Sun: SC trims book, music copyright fees
  • The Writers’ Union of Canada: TWUC responds to the SC ruling [pdf]
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