Copyright and the State: The Canadian and US Supreme Court Recent Decisions on State Materials

Jun 23, 2020
From 12 PM to 1 PM

Location Zoom webinar
Zoom webinar

In September 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered its decision in the case of Keatley Surveying Ltd. v. Teranet Inc. (2019 SCC 43) in which it discussed for the first time in its history the concept of Crown copyright. Last April, the United States Supreme Court rendered a decision concerning the copyrightability of statutory material from the State of Georgia in Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org, Inc. (590 U.S. __ (2020). The speakers will briefly present the cases from their respective countries and highlight their main findings before the discussion is engaged with the participating audience.

Joshua L. Simmons 

Joshua Simmons is a partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focuses on appellate and trial court litigation, intellectual property counseling, as well as regulatory and legislative policy. Of particular interest to this presentation, Josh is a renowned expert in U.S. copyright law, and leader in the U.S. copyright bar.

Ysolde Gendreau 

Ysolde Gendreau is professor at the Faculty of Law of the Université de Montréal where she specializes in copyright law. She is a Vice-President of ALAI and a Past President of the Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP). In collaboration with her colleague Ejan Mackaay, she is responsible for the annual edition of Législation canadienne en propriété intellectuelle / Canadian Legislation on Intellectual Property published by Carswell. She is currently preparing an edited book on moral rights that will be published by Edward Elgar.

Uma Suthersanen

Uma Suthersanen holds a Chair in Global Intellectual Property Law at Queen Mary University of London. She sits on the Executive Committee of ALAI UK and is also a Visiting Overseas Fellow of the I.P. Academy of Singapore. She is the co-author of DutfieEuropean Copyright and Design Reportsld & Suthersanen on Global Intellectual Property Law (2020), the General Editor of European Copyright and Design Reports, and is the co-editor of Copinger & Skone-James on Copyright (18th edition, forthcoming 2020/2021).

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