December 16, 2011 @ 23:34:01
New batch of cases uploaded #1
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As part of my work on the website, I continue uploading more and more MLML (Mincov Legal Markup Language) formatted cases.

This time I added the following Supreme Court of Canada cases:

Apple Computer Inc. v. Mackintosh Computers Ltd. – a 1990 case where SCC found that programs embedded in the silicon chip are a reproduction of the programs in assembly language and as such are protected by copyright.

Compo Co. Ltd. v. Blue Crest Music et al. – a very unfortunate 1979 case where SCC sealed the door to alternative theories of origins of copyright in Canada by finding that it is nothing but a statutory invention.

Bishop v. Stevens – a 1990 case where SCC found that The right to broadcast a performance under s. 3(1) of the Copyright Act does not include the right to make “ephemeral” recordings beforehand for the purpose of facilitating the broadcast.

Muzak Corp. v. Composers, Authors and Publishers Association of Canada, Limited – a 1953 case where SCC confirmed that “authorize” means to “sanction, approve and countenance” and found that “something more” than the mere supply of the equipment required to infringe is needed to find the intermediary responsible.

Robertson v. Thomson Corp. – a 2006 SCC case which discusses the issue of reproducing newspaper articles in digital form within and outside the context of the whole newspaper issue.

Consumers Distributing Co. v. Seiko – a 1984 parallel importation case, where SCC found that selling authentic Seiko watches in Canada outside the authorized channels does not constitute passing off.

Many more to come.

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