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Keep your pants on - the morals clause in performer contracts

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada
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  • 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
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  • 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

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

Title dispute - similar or identical titles for film and TV projects

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada
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  • November 17 2010

A suitable name for an entertainment project can be critical to its success and can even enhance the aesthetic effect of the overall work

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"?

Crowdfunding for Canadian entertainment projects

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • January 20 2013

One of the inevitable challenges faced by independent entertainment entrepreneurs, such as film producers or videogame developers, is obtaining

Canadian copyright: moral rights and criminal charges

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada
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  • January 8 2013

In the autumn of 2012, Vladimir Umanets was charged and convicted of defacing a Mark Rothko painting at the Tate Modern gallery in London, England. As

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

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • 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

Bratz and Baby Buddies - clarifying the ideaexpression dichotomy

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

The ideaexpression dichotomy is fundamental to copyright law, and can be stated with relative ease

Question and answer: who owns the copyright in an interview?

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • February 4 2011

While this may seem to be an obscure (or least inconsequential) question, it has relevance not just for journalists, but for freelance writers, documentarians, creators of non-fiction works and novelists