Celebrating 20 Years of Fair Dealing: Reflecting on the Landmark Decision of CCH
March 4, 2024, will mark a significant milestone in Canadian copyright law: the 20th anniversary of the Supreme Court of Canada's unanimous decision in CCH Canadian Ltd. v. Law Society of Upper Canada, 2004 SCC 13.
CIPPIC 2024 Summer Internship Program
The CIPPIC Summer Internship Program offers outstanding law students an unequaled opportunity to work on cutting-edge research and advocacy issues relating to law and technology.
Fair Use and AI: The Case for a Broad Text and Data Mining Exception
Without a text and data mining exception in Canada, developers may hesitate to take on this risk of liability for copyright infringement. The exceptions absence risks a chilling effect on innovation. The current regulatory uncertainty in Canada creates further knock-on effects that affect AI adoption.
Bill C-11 Threatens Free Expression in Canada and Beyond
CIPPIC Director Vivek Krishnamurthy highlighted the risks that Bill C-11 poses to the right to free expression in Canada and beyond in his testimony before the Senate Standing Committee on Transport and Communications on October 18, 2022.
An effective data governance system must address competing stakeholder claims and numerous legal, financial, and ethical considerations, not all of which will have emerged at the time of its design.
The phrase “copyright troll” refers to the emerging business practice among copyright owners of sending aggressive letters to individuals and businesses claiming copyright infringement and threatening to sue if the recipient does not pay an expensive “retroactive license” fee.