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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

Pandora and Canadian copyright royalties

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • September 26 2010

CBC News reported earlier this week about the lack of availability in Canada of onlinemobile streaming services in Canada such as Pandora and Spotify: "Mobile music service rejects Canada, blames fees"

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

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

"No animals were harmed": using live animals in Canadian film and TV productions

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • March 29 2012

The HBO television series Luck was recently cancelled after three horses died during production

Bratz and Baby Buddies - clarifying the ideaexpression dichotomy

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

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

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

The Skins controversy - a Canadian perspective

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada, USA
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  • January 24 2011

The recent premiere of MTV's show Skins (which was shot in Toronto, and is based on a show of the same name originally broadcast in the UK by E4) has ignited a minor controversy: multiple media outlets have reported that some advertisers are pulling from the show and TV watchdog groups have raised the spectre of a violation of US child pornography laws

PIPEDA and filmingphotographing individuals for film and TV projects

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

This article explores the interface between Canada's primary federal privacy legislation, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ("PIPEDA"), and the activity of filming or photographing an individual where the resulting film or photograph is used in a motion picture or television project