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Law Society library ruling offers clarification on communication right

News | 05/31/2002 4:00 am EDT
A May 14 ruling by the Federal Court of Appeal clarifies the right to communicate to the public by telecommunications by adding a new element of control until now missing from the jurisprudence. As part of its finding for legal text publishers CCH Canadian Ltd. (Carswell Thomson Professional Publishing) against the Law Society of Upper Canada, the appeal court found that if a party takes steps to facilitate communication, with the practical ability to control who gets what, no communication takes place.

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