Copyright at the SCC

As says, this is “Copyright Week at the Supreme Court of Canada“:

The Supreme Court of Canada provides copies of the factums for the parties and interveners on its website. They also will be live broadcasting the oral arguments. The following table contains links to the factums and live webcast links for each proceeding.


Case Likely Schedule Webcast Factums
33921 – online games Tuesday AM webcast factums
33922 – communication to the public Tuesday AM webcast factums
33800 – previewing music Tuesday PM webcast factums
33888 – Access Copyright Wednesday AM webcast factums; additional factums at Howard Knopf’s blog
34210 – Re: Sound Wednesday PM webcast factums

Howard Knopf has some excellent commentary at Intellectual Property Watch.

A Twitter search for “copyright” reveals that there is a who’s who of copyright nerds (not my words) at the SCC today, but according to Colin Lachance, phones must be off. Unfortunately, Angelina Jolie was sued for copyright infingment according to yesterday’s Hollywood Reporter so that is clouding the twitter stream. Tweets to watch come from @russellmcormond, @mgeist.


  1. Phones off, yes, but laptops on SCC wifi going strong! Look for #SCC and #Copyright hashtags as well as the twitter streams of your favourite copyright maven to get live colour commentary.