October 25, 2012
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Brookfield Place, Suite 4400, 181 Bay Street
Each member of our esteemed panel will be delivering prepared remarks. Following their presentations, our panellists will, with the assistance of our esteemed program moderator, continue their dialogue on copyright. The panellists will be discussing the five copyright cases released by the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) on July 12th, and they will be addressing: (i) the approach towards copyright and user rights the SCC is currently exemplifying, according to the five new cases and other cases; (ii) fair dealing rights; (iii) telecommunication rights; as well as (iv) other topics and themes in Canadian copyright law.
The five cases are:
Entertainment Software Association v. Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, 2012 SCC 34
Available at: http://scc.lexum.org/en/2012/2012scc34/2012scc34.html
Rogers Communications Inc. v. Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, 2012 SCC 35
Available at: http://scc.lexum.org/en/2012/2012scc35/2012scc35.html
Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada v. Bell Canada, 2012 SCC 36
Available at: http://scc.lexum.org/en/2012/2012scc36/2012scc36.html
Alberta (Education) v. Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency (Access Copyright), 2012 SCC 37
Available at: http://scc.lexum.org/en/2012/2012scc37/2012scc37.html
Re:Sound v. Motion Picture Theatre Associations of Canada, 2012 SCC 38
Available at: http://scc.lexum.org/en/2012/2012scc38/2012scc38.html
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Professor David Vaver (Osgoode Hall Law School)
David Vaver is Professor of Intellectual Property Law at Osgoode Hall Law School and Emeritus Reuters Professor of Intellectual Property & Information Technology Law at the University of Oxford, where he directed the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre. His works include Intellectual Property Law: Copyright, Patents, Trade-marks, 2nd ed (2011) and Copyright Law (2000), both published by Irwin Law, as well as many articles in law reviews and edited volumes, and he is also editor of the Intellectual Property Journal, which he founded in 1984. A Festschrift edited by Catherine Ng, Lionel Bently & Giuseppina D’Agostino, The Common Law of Intellectual Property (Hart Publishing 2010), marked his retirement from Oxford.
Barry Sookman (McCarthy Tétrault LLP)
Barry Sookman is a partner with McCarthy Tétrault in the Toronto office. He is the former Co-Chair of the firm’s Technology Law Group and was the head of the firm’s Internet and Electronic Commerce Group. Prior to that, he was head of its Intellectual Property Group for six years. He is one of Canada’s foremost authorities in the area of information technology and intellectual property law. Barry was co-counsel for the appellants in Entertainment Software Association v. Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, 2012 SCC 34. He was also co-counsel for the interveners the Canadian Publishers’ Council, the Association of Canadian Publishers and the Canadian Educational Resources Council in Alberta (Education) v. Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency (Access Copyright), 2012 SCC 37.
J. Fraser Mann (Mann Symons LLP)
J. Fraser Mann is a principal and founding partner of Mann Symons LLP. Mann Symons practises primarily in the areas of technology, e-commerce, procurement, e-health, copyright and privacy law. Prior to founding Mann Symons, Fraser was a partner of several prominent national law firms. He is the author of Computer Technology and the Law in Canada; co-author of Internet Law; and co-editor of Electronic Commerce, A Practitioner’s Guide and of Mann’s Technology Law Newsletter. He is currently President of Canadian IT Law Association (IT.Can), and is past Co-Chair of the Technology Law Committee of the International Bar Association. Fraser has been recognised as a leading lawyer in the area of technology law by a number of publications.
ABOUT THE MODERATOR
Andrea Rush (Heenan Blaikie LLP)
Andrea is a partner with Heenan Blaikie LLP in the Toronto office. She has appeared as lead counsel before the Supreme Court of Canada, Federal Court of Canada (Trial and Appeal Divisions), Superior Court of Ontario, Trade-marks Opposition Board, and Copyright Board. Andrea was counsel for the intervener the Computer & Communications Industry Association in Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada v. Bell Canada, 2012 SCC 36.
COST FOR ATTENDANCE
Cost for lunch: ten dollars ($10) for members and students, twenty dollars ($20) for non-members, payable at the meeting.
Receipts will be available. Cheques should be made payable to the “Toronto Computer Lawyers’ Group”.
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