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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"?

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

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • 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

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

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • 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

Copyright Board on collective administration of performing rights and of communication rights

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • July 12 2010

The Copyright Board of Canada has issued its decision and reasons on the commercial radio tariffs of SOCAN, Re:Sound, CSI, AVLASOPROQ and ArtistI

Recorded music makers and performers achieve public performance parity (sort of)

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • May 31 2012

On May 26, 2012, the Copyright Board of Canada released Re:Sound's certified Tariff No. 5 (Use of Music to Accompany Live Events, 2008-2012), which covers the use (i.e., the public performance or communication to the public by telecommunication) of recorded music at "live events", and which entitles Re:Sound to collect the "equitable remuneration" to which owners of sound recordings and performers on those sound recordings are entitled for such uses

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

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • 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

You're getting sued for what? An E&O odyssey (Pt 10)

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 6 2013

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

Faulkner v Sony a dying past, or a glass half full

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • October 22 2013

Almost a year ago, we noted (You're Getting Sued for What? An E&O Odyssey (Pt 9)) that the owners of the late author William Faulkner's

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
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • February 13 2012

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