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Ontario Court of Appeal upholds Crown copyright in Teranet decision

Wednesday, October 04, 2017 @ 11:30 AM | By Amanda Jerome

The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court’s decision dismissing a class action lawsuit against Teranet Inc., the company that manages the province’s electronic land registration system (ELRS).

Teresa Scassa, University of OttawaIn Keatley Surveying Ltd. v. Teranet Inc., 2007 ONCA 748, the court heard that the plaintiff, Keatley Surveying Ltd., had brought action in 2007 on behalf of all land surveyors in Ontario who registered their plans of survey in the provincial land registry offices. Keatley claimed that Teranet Inc., the defendant, infringed...