There is a distinction between two kinds of rights held by copyright owners: economic rights and moral rights. Any Canadian politicians seeking to use a musical work at a public event should be aware of the legal issues that may arise when a work is directly linked with a political party or message.
J. Aidan O'Neill
Partner in the Ottawa office of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
J. Aidan O'Neill is a partner in the Ottawa office of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP who specializes in Canadian copyright law, including tariff proceedings before the Copyright Board and related judicial review applications before the Federal Court of Appeal.
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