Stereo Decisis

Stereo Decisis

Crown Copyright is NOT Boring

October 04, 2019

On this episode of Stereo Decisis, Hilary Young and Robert Danay are joined by Professor Carys Craig (Osgoode Hall Law School) to discuss the recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Keatley Surveying Ltd. v. Teranet Inc., 2019 SCC 43. The discussion touches on:

Vaver, David. “Copyright and the State in Canada and the United States” (1996), 10 I.P.J. 187; and

R. v. James Lorimer and Company Limited, [1984] 1 F.C. 1065; (1984), 77 C.P.R. (2d) 262; 180 N.R. 351 (C.A.).

The discussion also touched on the recent news story that the street artist Banksy has set up a homewares store in a suburb of London as part of an ongoing trademark dispute.

In obiter dicta, both Hilary and Carys discussed the recent passing of Professor Ian Kerr and some of the many tributes to him, including:

The LawBytes Podcast, Episode 24: A Tribute to Ian Kerr (Michael Geist); and

"Remembering Ian Kerr" Jotwell (September 26, 2019)

Carys also referred to the last paper authored by Professor Kerr before his passing, which she co-authored:

C. Craig and I. Kerr, "The Death of the AI Author" Osgoode Legal Studies Research Paper (2019)

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