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Online infringement: Canadian "notice and notice" vs us "notice and takedown"

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada
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  • June 27 2012

News that Canadian band In-Flight Safety has been subject to postings of its songs on YouTube being removed by the service for purported copyright infringement ("Maritime band battles to keep music on YouTube") means a timely opportunity to consider the differences between Canadian and US copyright law when it comes to infringing content online

Keep your pants on - the morals clause in performer contracts

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • January 18 2012

How much room for innovation is there in the realm of the so-called "morals clause"?

The "pay or play" clause in film and TV contracts

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • June 15 2011

I was speaking at a conference earlier this week when the discussion turned to the issue of "pay or play" (sometimes rendered "pay-or-play") clauses in film- and TV-related contracts, particularly contracts entered into by actors or other participants in the creative process (such as directors

Still unsure: Copyright Board denies application for interim tariff on UGC and online movie delivery

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • February 22 2012

In a decision dated February 17, 2012, the Copyright Board has denied the request made by SOCAN for an interim tariff which would have applied to the online delivery of movies and television shows and the use of musical works in "user generated content" (UGC) - the interim tariff would have applied to services such as Netflix, YouTube, MySpace and Facebook

Newly certified SOCAN Tariff 22.A expands to cover "video-clips"

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • October 6 2012

On October 5, 2012, the Copyright Board of Canada certified SOCAN Tariff 22.A (2007-2010) and CSI Online Musical Services Tariff (2008-2010

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

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada, USA
  • -
  • 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

Copyright reversions and loan-out corporations

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 23 2013

A few weeks back, I had the opportunity to speak at an Ontario Bar Association Entertainment, Media & Communications Law Section session on the topic

The first cut is the deepest - the right of directors to "cut" their films

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • February 13 2012

What does it mean to call something a "director's cut"?

New CAVCO policy re proof of Canadian citizenship

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • September 10 2010

The Canadian Audio-visual Certification Office (CAVCO) has announced a new policy (CAVCO Public Notice 2010-01) relating to the submission and retention of documentation required to prove that an individual is Canadian for purposes of obtaining "Canadian content" tax credits

Jones v Corbis - walking down a red carpet and implied consent to uses of images

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • June 3 2011

When a celebrity (or anyone else) walks down a red carpet, what are they consenting to in terms of the use of their image?