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Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Supreme Court of Canada On Music Used Within Video Games

Emir Crowne, University of Windsor Faculty of Law, has published Supreme Court of Canada Rules that a Musical Work Within a Video Game Downloaded from the Internet Does Not Attract Additional Royalties. Here is the 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.

Download the paper from SSRN at the link.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/2012/08/the-supreme-court-of-canada-on-music-used-within-video-games.html

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