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Copyright Act review: Netflix, free streaming and the ‘monkey selfie’

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 @ 9:01 AM | By Dan Pollack

It has been a relatively quiet year for copyright law in Canada, but it is ending with a relative bang with the statutory five-year review of the Copyright Act and the Creative Canada initiative. This article will take a brief look at both developments primarily through the lens of a lawyer who represents creators.

First, do not look for any fireworks with the mandatory Copyright Act review. The aftershocks from the 2012 overhaul of the act are still being felt and courts have not fully addressed many...