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Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada v. Bell Canada, 2012 SCC 36

Fasken
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In this decision, the Supreme Court decided that online music services who provide 30-90 second previews are engaging in “fair dealing” by enabling their customers' research, so they do not infringe copyright. Fasken Martineau was counsel to Bell Canada, Rogers Communications Inc., Rogers Wireless Partnership, Shaw Cablesystems G.P., and TELUS Communications Inc. with a team that included Jay Kerr-Wilson and Ariel Thomas.

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