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Wiping the slate clean: when fake movie products have real-world counterparts

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada, USA
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  • September 24 2013

Often when practicing entertainment law, particularly in Canada, attempts to analyze a particular situation run up against a road-block: there seems

OBA EM&C: who owns that? Copyright terminations and reversions in the United States and Canada

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada, USA
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  • March 6 2013

Court battles waged by the heirs of the co-creators of Superman and the co-writer of “Y.M.C.A” (Victor Willis, the “cop”, in case you were wondering

Pandora and US copyright royalties

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada, USA
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  • November 6 2012

A little over two years ago, in a post entitled "Pandora and Canadian Copyright Royalties", I examined why it was that online music service Pandora (formally Pandora Internet Radio) was not available in Canada but it was available in the United States

You're getting sued for what? An E&O odyssey (Pt 9)

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada, USA
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  • October 30 2012

This post is part of an occasional series highlighting the type of risks which film and TV producers face and which are supposed to be covered by E&O insurance

Depicting trade-marks in artistic works: University of Alabama vs New Life Art

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada, USA
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  • July 3 2012

Although a decision from the US 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has limited precedential value in Canadian courts, the decision in University of Alabama vs New Life Art, Inc. (filed June 11, 2012) (hat tip: Hollywood, Esq.) is useful for Canadian entertainment lawyers because it indicates the analytical framework which courts use in assessing whether infringement has occurred when a trade-mark is incorporated into an artistic work

Neighbouring rights in the US and Canada: contracts and copyrights

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada, USA
  • -
  • June 6 2012

The news that Clear Channel Media and Entertainment and Big Machine Label Group have reached a private agreement whereby the broadcasting undertaking will pay to the record label and its artists a revenue-based royalty for terrestrial radio broadcasts is instructive for a number of reasons

You're getting sued for what? An E&O odyssey (Pt 8)

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 22 2012

This post is part of an occasional series highlighting the type of risks which film and TV producers face and which are supposed to be covered by E&O insurance

E&Y and MPAA release tax credit benefits study

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • May 21 2012

Ernst & Young LLP earlier this month released a study assessing the "economic benefits of film production tax incentives"

Saskatchewan ends film & TV tax credit

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada, United Kingdom, USA
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  • March 22 2012

The Saskatchewan government has announced that it is eliminating the Saskatchewan Film Employment Tax Credit Program

You're getting sued for what? An E&O odyssey (Pt 7)

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada, USA
  • -
  • February 28 2012

This post is part of an occasional series highlighting the type of risks which film and TV producers face and which are supposed to be covered by E&O insurance, and which aims to demonstrate that what might seem to a producer to be paranoia on the part of their lawyer is, in fact, well-founded