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Monday’s Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible.

This week the randomly selected blogs are 1. Canadian Securities Law 2. Startup Source 3. Michael Geist 4. Little Legal Summaries 5. Excess Copyright

Canadian Securities Law
New Brunswick Joins Canadian MoU Respecting Oversight of Exchanges

The Ontario Securities Commission recently announced that the MoU between various Canadian securities regulators respecting the oversight of exchanges and quotation and trade reporting systems is being amended to add the Financial and Consumer Services Commission of New Brunswick as a party. …

Startup Source
Partner Randy Williamson Recognized For His Contributions to Innovation York at StartupSource Market Entry Award Ceremony

Last week, the top three startups from the 2019 LaunchYU Accelerator program presented their final pitches in competition for our annual Aird & Berlis Startup Source Market Entry Award. The startups eligible for this award are graduates of York University’s LaunchYU Accelerator program and this year’s finalists included BIOSA Technologies, SUKU Vitamins and AYD Cares. The startups were judged based on their potential for commercial success and their ability to scale and market their ventures. …

Michael Geist
The LawBytes Podcast, Episode 57: Julia Reda on What Canada Should Learn from the European Battle over a Copyright Link Tax

Canadian Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault recently suggested that the government’s support for news media should be replaced by copyright rules that would open the door to payments from internet companies such as Google and Facebook. Guilbeault indicated that a legislative package was being prepared for the fall that would include a press publishers’ right is that is commonly referred to as an internet link tax. …

Little Legal Summaries
Jun 29 R v Zora, 2020 SCC 14.

Zora had been charged with drug offences and was granted bail with conditions, including a curfew as well as having to present himself at the door within five minutes of a peace officer or bail supervisor coming by to check on him. Twice, Zora failed to present himself. Zora was charged under s. 145(3) of the Criminal Code, which addresses the failure to comply with such conditions. …

Excess Copyright
Access Copyright and York University File Leave to Appeal Material in the Supreme Court of Canada

Access Copyright (“AC”) and York University have both filed applications for leave to appeal in the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) following the decision of the Federal Court of Appeal (“FCA”) in York University v. The Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency (Access Copyright), 2020 FCA 77 (CanLII), (the “FCA decision”)

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