Intellectual Property Legal News - June 3, 2013 • Volume 1, Number 3

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In This Issue:

- CANADA’S LONG-AWAITED COPYRIGHT MODERNIZATION TAKES EFFECT:

To much fanfare and after years of debate and consultation, the government of Canada passed the most important reforms to Canadian copyright law in several generations. The Copyright Modernization Act (the “CMA”) became law on November 7, 2012, with a stated policy of striking “the right balance between the needs of creators and users”...

- “LAWFULLY MADE UNDER THIS TITLE” - THE NEW, GLOBAL REACH OF U.S. COPYRIGHT LAW’S “FIRST SALE” DOCTRINE:

The U.S. Copyright Act grants a copyright owner certain exclusive rights, including the right to distribute copies by sale or other transfer of ownership. 17 U.S.C. § 106(3). But while these exclusive rights are extensive, they are not limitless. Section 109(a), for one, sets forth the “first sale” doctrine...

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