: Erin Best, St. John's, quoted in Canadian Lawyer Legal Feeds Blog article on unusual copyright case

November 18, 2016

In the recent Legal Feeds Blog piece, Montreal musician wins small claim against record labels, St. John's associate Erin Best was asked by author Elizabeth Raymer for her thoughts. Erin notes that she has never seen a case like this, where a musician sued three record labels who alleged copyright infringement of a song. The Court of Quebec's small claims division stated that the musician's moral rights were affected by this particular takedown. To this, Erin says, "generally, moral rights come into play when a work is altered or used in a way that offends the morals of the creator. In this case the song in its entirety was taken down from [YouTube and SoundCloud]."

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