Big moves from the Federal Court in copyright law! For the first time, in Nintendo of America Inc. v King et al., 2017 FC 246, the Federal Court imposed $11,760,000 in statutory damages for violation of the Copyright Act, ss 27(2) and 41.1(1), plus $1,000,000 in punitive damages.
In a case from the Small Claims Division of the Court of QC, it turns out that the fair dealing exception does not always cover usage of intellectual property in news reporting - at least, not in all circumstances. In Saad c Le Journal de Montréal, 2017 QCCQ 122, the Journal de Montréal was found not to have exercised due diligence and to have infringed a photographer's rights for use of 2 photographs without permission or crediting.
In September 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") ruled to allow libraries to digitize and distribute books to reading terminals without a digitization licence.  Because of the manner of distribution, one wonders how the case will interact with the CBC v SODRAC appeal with regard to technological neutrality in Canada.