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The Copyright Board of Canada: A Regulator Lacking a Theory of Regulation

I appeared today before the Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce, in the course of its study of the operation and practices of the Copyright Board of Canada. Here is my testimony:

Posted in Antitrust / Competition Law, Blog, Copyright, Copyright Collectives, Stationers

Digital Exhaustion: North American Observations

My book chapter Digital Exhaustion: North American Observations has been published in the Research Handbook on Electronic Commerce Law, edited by John A. Rothchild.

Posted in Blog, Copyright, My Research, Stationers

Fair Dealing: Have We Had Fair Use All Along? (HKU Public Lecture in IP)

I am excited and honoured to give the Hong Kong University Public Lecture in IP next Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016. The title of my lecture is “Fair Dealing: Have We Had Fair Use All Along?” The lecture is based on

Posted in Blog, Copyright, Copyright Collectives

CETA could put Canada between a rock and constitutional hard places

First published in the Globe and Mail on Oct 25, 2016 While Wallonia’s opposition to the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement has received considerable attention, a recent decision of the German Federal Constitutional Court shows that CETA faces more

Posted in Blog, Other

SODRAC v. Quebec Artists?

Pier-Luk Bouthillier is a Montreal graphic designer. He had previously worked as an Art Director for the cultural weekly “ICI Montreal”, and in 2007, he launched his first in a series of environmentally-themed t-shirts. You can see his t-shirts on

Posted in Blog, Copyright, Copyright Collectives
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