Big Canadian SC decisions on music/game royalties

Some big-time Supreme Court decisions up here in Canada released today regarding royalties paid to labels and artists.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/07/12/pol-supreme-court-copyright-rulings.html

The fair dealing stuff probably isn't of that much interest to Americans, (I've never studied fair use in-depth so I don't know how much interplay the concepts have) but the interpretation of the concept of "private research" to include things such as personal interest and investigation for the purposes of a commercial transaction (ie: 30 second song previews on iTunes) could have repercussions for other Commonwealth countries. The decision against Access Copyright is also pretty interesting for the affirmation of a technology-neutral approach to copyright.

The worst part is that this actually has me excited to take Copyright and IP Law next semester. God I'm a nerd...