New Book - The Copyright Pentalogy: How the Supreme Court of Canada Shook the Foundations of Canadian Copyright Law

In the summer of 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a series of rulings in five major copyright cases (referred to as the “copyright pentalogy”). A new book has just been released that examines the possible long-term impact of these decisions.

The Copyright Pentalogy rocked the foundations of Canada’s media industries, and will have wide reaching repercussions for Canadian copyright law. The book, entitled “The Copyright Pentalogy: How the Supreme Court of Canada Shook the Foundations of Canadian Copyright Law” is the first comprehensive scholarly analysis of the pentalogy. The text covers a range of topics, including the standard of review in the courts, the implications and evolution of fair dealing, technological neutrality, the scope of copyright and copyright collective management.

The book is edited by Prof. Michael Geist of the University of Ottawa and includes contributions from many of Canada’s leading copyright scholars, including IP Osgoode’s very own Prof. Giuseppina D’Agostino and Prof. Carys Craig. It is sure to be a must have resource for anyone interested in Canadian copyright law in the future.

Print copies are available from the University of Ottawa Press and an open access PDF version is available as a free download.

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