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Competition law protects competition, not competitors: timely reminder from the Federal Court of Appeal

Earlier this week the Federal Court of Appeal overturned a decision of the Competition Tribunal that had dismissed the Commissioner of Competition’s case against the Toronto Real Estate Board last year. The case involves an Application made by the Commissioner

Posted in Antitrust / Competition Law, Blog, Copyright

Beyond Refusal to Deal: A Cross-Atlantic View of Copyright, Competition, and Innovation Policies

Conventional wisdom holds that the European Union has opted to apply its competition law to the exercise of intellectual property rights to a much greater extent than has the United States. In a new article, published in Vol. 79(1) of

Posted in Antitrust / Competition Law, Blog, Copyright, My Research

Fair Dealing’s Halls of Fame and Shame – 2013 Holiday Edition

On May 15, 2012 the University of British Columbia announced that it would not sign a license agreement with Access Copyright, and immediately was inducted into Canada’s Fair Dealing Hall of Fame. “We believe we are taking the bolder, more

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

Fair Use for the Google Goose; Fair Use for the Book Gander

While many in the library, research, and technology communities have hailed Google’s recent fair use victory, some have expressed skepticism about who is the real beneficiary of the ruling. Some librarians have wondered whether their enthusiasm about the ruling should not “be

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

Ottawa, we have a problem

Canada’s education system is facing a potentially-serious problem. While many educational institutions believe, correctly in my view, that they have better alternatives to comply with the Copyright Act than licenses from Access Copyright, Access Copyright continues to push for rulings

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