* Big Week for Copyright at Supreme Court by Michael Geist, The Tyee, 06-December-2011.
The cases feature a who's who of the Canadian copyright and communications world, with the Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC), Canadian Recording Industry Association, Apple, Bell Canada, Rogers Communications, and leading copyright collectives such as SOCAN and Access Copyright among the litigants.
* Supreme Court hears copyright cases By Sarah Schmidt, Postmedia News, [published in Vancouver Sun] 06-December-2011.
The rights of copyright holders to be paid when consumers preview music on iTunes, download video games with music, or read photocopies of textbook excerpts are before Canada's top court this week...
...depending on which way the Supreme Court of Canada rules, copyright payments - and consumer prices - could rise.
With such high stakes, many players will be making their case over the next two days. They include groups representing copyright holders, the Canadian recording industry, the gaming industry, online musical retailers, telecom and Internet companies, provincial ministers of education, universities and school boards and consumer groups.
If interested the 5-cases are:
* SOCAN v. Bell Factum (No. 33800)
* Alberta v. Access Copyright Factum (No. 33888)
* ESA v. SOCAN (No. 33921)
* Rogers v. SOCAN (No. 33922)
* Sound v. MPTAC (No. 34210)
And the proceedings can be viewed live (or archived) via Supreme Court of Canada: Cases: Webcasts by Session