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Supreme Court rules in favour of users in CCH decision

News | 03/04/2004 5:00 am EST

The Supreme Court of Canada has again made it clear that it will protect users’ rights in copyright as it ruled on the case of CCH v. Law Society of Upper Canada today. The decision, written by Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin, says it wasn’t copyright infringement for the Law Society’s Toronto legal library to photocopy and fax legal decisions contained in books published by CCH Canadian Ltd. to lawyers conducting research – an activity the Law Society argued was fair use.

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