User-Generated Content – Liabilities and Prospects Threedux

If, as seems increasingly likely, the so-called “YouTube” exception contemplated by Bill C-11 (formally, and boringly, entitled “Non-commercial User Generated Content”) is enacted into law (the section will become new section 29.21 of the Copyright Act (Canada)), Canadian copyright and entertainment lawyers will need to wrestle with an innovative new mechanism which carves out a potentially wide range of online activity from liability for copyright infringement.  We have tried to highlight previously some worthy articles which address the potential (and problems) of the new provision (here and here) – and this third installment in the series catches us up with some (relatively) recent notable writings on the topic.

Bob Tarantino

About Bob Tarantino

Bob Tarantino is Counsel at Dentons Canada LLP and focuses his practice on the interface between the entertainment industries and intellectual property law, with an emphasis on film and television production, financing, licensing, distribution, and IP acquisition and protection. His clients range from artists and independent producers to Canadian distributors and foreign studios and financiers at every stage of the creative process, from development to delivery and exploitation.

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