Is there such a thing as “inducing” copyright infringement? There isn’t in the United Kingdom, but the Federal Court in Bell Canada v L3D Distributing Inc (INL3D) 2021 FC 832 (“L3D Distributing”) thought there was in Canada and the defendants had done it. Indeed, the court thought that inducing infringement, which to date had been considered wrong only in respect of patents, applied to all forms of intellectual property (“IP”).
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Vaver, David, "“Inducing” Copyright Infringement in Canada: Is it a Thing?" (2022). Editorials and Commentaries. 225.