Supreme Court of Canada Rules that a Musical Work Within a Video Game Downloaded from the Internet Does Not Attract Additional Royalties

Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, Forthcoming

5 Pages Posted: 23 Jul 2012 Last revised: 21 May 2014

Emir Crowne

University of the West Indies (Mona)

Date Written: July 23, 2012

Abstract

In Entertainment Software Association v. Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, 2012 SCC 34, a majority of the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that a musical work within a video game downloaded from the Internet does not attract additional royalties.

Keywords: 2012 SCC 34, ESA, SOCAN, Canada, copyright, tariff, music, video game, download, royalty

Suggested Citation

Crowne, Emir, Supreme Court of Canada Rules that a Musical Work Within a Video Game Downloaded from the Internet Does Not Attract Additional Royalties (July 23, 2012). Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, Forthcoming . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2115358 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2115358

Emir Crowne (Contact Author)

University of the West Indies (Mona) ( email )

Faculty of Law
1-3 West Road
Kingston, 7
Jamaica

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