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COPYRIGHT - Protected subject matter - Artistic works - Paintings, drawings, plans, maps, charts - Ownership - Crown - Industrial designs

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 @ 8:45 AM  

Appeal by the plaintiff, Keatley Surveying, from summary judgment dismissing its class action against the defendant, Teranet. In 2007, the plaintiff brought a proposed class action on behalf of land surveyors who registered or deposited survey plans in the provincial land registry offices. The defendant operated the electronic land registry system (ELRS). The plaintiff alleged the defendant infringed surveyors' copyright by digitizing, storing, and copying the plans of survey created by the surveyors and registered or deposited in the ELRS. The action was certified as a...