IP Osgoode would like to thank Douglas Pepper for taking part in our speaker series. His presentation provided an enlightening look at the publishing industry. For those who were unable to attend the event in person, coverage of the event by one of our editors is available here, and a video of the entire presentation […]
IP Osgoode Speaker Series: "Books Are Dead. Long Live Books" Featuring Douglas Pepper Publisher, Signal/McClelland & Stewart Vice President, Random House of Canada February 13, 12:30pm Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
Won’t somebody think of the children!? A New York federal court judge will. A copyright infringement lawsuit by multiple authors’ groups – including two Canadian ones – against Google and several universities for their HathiTrust Digital Library book scanning and digital distribution has been dismissed.
In June, Google, Inc. received some welcome news in France after the lawsuits instigated by the French Publishers Association (Syndicat national de l’édition) and the French Author’s Association (Société des gens de lettres) were withdrawn following a successfully agreed upon “framework” settlement. Google wrote on its European Public Policy blog that the new arrangement gives […]
Billy Barnes is a JD Candidate at the University of Toronto. The Australian government recently rejected a recommendation by the Productivity Commission to repeal the Copyright Act's parallel import restrictions. Parallel import restrictions, which exist in most English-speaking countries including Canada, prevent the importation of copyrighted works without the consent of the local rightsholder. Australia's […]