Conservative Party of Canada Runs Partisan Attack Ads Using Copyrighted Video From 'The Simpsons' - 2019-10-21

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F0.png Conservative Party of Canada Runs Partisan Attack Ads Using Copyrighted Video From 'The Simpsons' October 21, 2019, PressProgress

On the eve of the 2019 federal election, the Conservative Party of Canada poured tens of thousands of dollars into partisan attack ads that made use of copyrighted video footage from The Simpsons.

Just last week, the Conservative Party was slapped with a lawsuit from CBC, whose lawyers argued the Party's use of footage from CBC News broadcasts in election ads is a violation of CBC's copyright.

Some legal experts argue CBC has a "weak" case — under the fair dealing exception, Canadians are allowed to use clips of copyrighted material under certain conditions, particularly when the material has a tangible public interest value.

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