Copyright Law Canada

Canadian Students Threatened With Deportation Over Downloading

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 09.13.2016 | Canada Business

Copyright owners' threats impossible to carry out in Canada.

Hollywood Company's ‘Reverse Class Action' Suit Targets Countless Canadians

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.29.2016 | Canada Business

Are you "John Doe #1"?

Massive Drop In Canadian Online Piracy Under New Law

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 05.21.2015 | Canada Business

When Canada enacted its “notice-and-notice” system to combat unauthorized downloading, many of Hollywood’s biggest copyright holders argued the ...

Tories Quietly Slip Tougher Copyright Rule Into Budget

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.22.2015 | Canada Business

The Harper government has introduced an extension of copyright terms as part of the federal budget, in a move that is likely a prelude to Canada signi...

What to Consider if You Receive a Copyright Infringement Notice

Michael Geist | Posted 06.13.2015 | Canada Business
Michael Geist

I've received daily emails from people who have been sent a copyright infringement notification as part of Canada's notice-and-notice system. While I'm unable to provide specific legal advice, I can provide more information that may assist in making an informed decision about a system that was designed to discourage infringement.

U.S's ‘Mickey Mouse Protection Act' May Be Headed For Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.07.2015 | Canada Business

The U.S.’s controversial “Mickey Mouse Protection Act” -- the name given by critics to a particularly strong copyright term law -- may be coming...

$150,000 Fine For Downloading A Song? Something's Not Right Here

The Huffington Post Canada | Sunny Freeman | Posted 01.09.2015 | Canada Business

Canada’s new copyright legislation is just a week old and there is already a report of a company exploiting the system by misleading consumers into ...

Sunny Freeman

Why You Shouldn't Freak Out About Canada's 'New' Downloading Law | Sunny Freeman | Posted 01.08.2015 | Canada Business

Canada’s latest anti-piracy legislation has some downloading fans questioning whether it’s time to swear off their favourite torrent sites — or ...

U.S. Copyright Troll Plans Canadian Invasion

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.13.2014 | Canada Business

Canadians who are accused of online copyright infringement could soon be seeing demands for money in the mail from a U.S. anti-piracy company. Cali...

Canada's Music Industry Calls For Internet Crackdown

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

Canada’s music industry lobby group is calling on legislators to block websites that provide access to unauthorized music downloads, and to crack do...

Fox Bankrupted Me Over Simpsons Streaming, Canadian Says

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

A Canadian man who was ordered to pay 20th Century Fox $10.5 million for streaming episodes of “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy” says he has bee...

ISPs To Track Web Users Accused Of Copyright Infringement

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada Business

In an effort to crack down on internet piracy, the Harper government is planning to roll out new rules that will require ISPs to notify and track accu...

Group Suing Canadian Downloaders Accused Of Copyright Piracy

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Business

Pot, meet kettle. The copyright enforcement group helping a U.S. film studio sue Canadians for unauthorized downloading of movies has been accused ...

Tory Bill May Be Prelude To U.S.-Led Copyright Crackdown

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.04.2013 | Canada Business

The Harper government has introduced a bill to bring Canadian law in line with a controversial copyright treaty that many critics thought was dead. ...

Daniel Tencer

Is This Proof Canada Is About To Sell Out On Copyright Law? | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.13.2012 | Canada Business

A prominent consumers’ advocate says he’s worried Canada will sell out its new copyright law in favour of tough new restrictions on consumers as p...

Top Court Rules On Copyright Cases

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.10.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada has reined in the application of copyright fees levied on music, movies, video games and printed materials that C...

Canadians Speak Out Against Digital Locks. But Who's Listening?

Michael Geist | Posted 04.11.2012 | Canada Business
Michael Geist

The second reading debate on new copyright legislation Bill C-11 will conclude today. Canadians have been speaking out on copyright reform in general and digital locks in particular for years with widely held views, but will the government listen with the bill now headed to committee for further hearings?