Read up on copyright's delicate balance between the rights of users and the rights of creators. As works are copied across the world in the blink of an eye, the stakes are high as copyright intersects with freedom of expression, consumer rights, culture, innovation and more.
Three bills have been tried, three bills have died. The copyright debate continues to evolve as our legislature tries again and again to craft a modernization of copyright laws that will appease all stakeholders while addressing the realities of the internet and digital works.
With the wide reach of copyright law touching everyone from consumers to independent singer-songwriters to the largest Hollywood film studios, it's easy for voices to get lost amidst the loud clamour of institutional actors. CIPPIC aims to be a reasoned voice for sensible public policy in government consultations.
You had thought your webmaster created that image, but now it turns out that someone else owns the copyright. A letter from a copyright troll demands thousands of dollars in compensation. But why must you pay so much when the stock photo still sells for $20?
Navigating the copyright in the clips, images and soundtracks that are integral to any documentary can be a complex and challenging task. All documentarians should read our best practices guide for helpful guidance.
SOCAN v. Bell
Are song previews on iTunes fair dealing, or fair game for yet another SOCAN tariff?
Access Copyright Tariff
With the cost to copy in the classroom proposed to rise from $5.16 to up to $45 per student, it's more than just university students who are upset. Can Access Copyright justify this cost increase and other proposed changes?
On December 6, 2011, the Supreme Court of Canada is scheduled to hear three cases that will shape the contours of copyright and fair dealing, all in the context of online music transmissions.
BMG v. Doe
This important case from 2004 tested the legal limits of file sharing in Canada.