User-Generated Content – Liabilities and Prospects

Bill C-32 (The Copyright Modernization Act) contains a clause which would add to the Copyright Act a new Section 29.21, bearing the heading “Non-commercial User-generated Content”, but being colloquially referred to as the “YouTube” or “mashup” provision.  “User-generated Content” being in the air, I thought it worth pointing to a couple of recent publications on that topic: Sheldon Burshtein wrote an interesting piece entitled Canada: Risks of User-Generated Content to Website Operators
and Sam Trosow has written Mobilizing User-Generated Content for Canada’s Digital Advantage (executive summary available here).


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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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