Canada Supreme Court to Hear Landmark Copyright Case
By Marius Meland
Law360, New York (November 3, 2003, 12:00 AM EST) -- The Supreme Court of Canada is scheduled to hear arguments next week in a landmark copyright case regarding photocopying of legal texts and court transcripts by the Law Society of Upper Canada's Great Library, a decade after the practice was first challenged by three legal publishers, the Globe and Mail reported Monday.
A win by the plaintiffs could redefine key elements of copyright law such as creativity and fair dealing, according to the newspaper.
The Law Society has permitted the photocopying and sale of portions of...