Canada Supreme Court Rules In Landmark Copyright Case

Law360, New York (March 5, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- The Supreme Court of Canada has ended an 11-year court battle over the right to make photocopies of court judgments, handing a victory to libraries and researchers.

The court delivered its judgment in a far-reaching copyright case commenced nearly a decade ago by three legal publishers – CCH Canadian Limited, Canada Law Book Inc., and Carswell Thomson Professional Publishing -- against the Law Society of Upper Canada, the not-for profit organization that regulates lawyers in Ontario in the public interest.

The three legal publishing houses had...
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