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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

Damage awards in internet defamation cases

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • November 28 2010

Matthew Nied has written a very interesting and well-researched article (published by the Alberta Law Review Supplement) (hat tip: slaw) calling for a reassessment of how Canadian courts treat damage awards for online defamation:"Damage Awards in Internet Defamation Cases: Reassessing Assumptions About the Credibility of Online Speech"

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

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?

Invasion of privacy tort in Ontario - implications for entertainment lawyers

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • January 19 2012

The question of whether Ontario law recognizes a tort cause of action for invasionbreach of privacy has long been a contentious one - but it has finally been definitively settled in the affirmative

2011 top Canadian entertainment and media law stories

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • December 28 2011

2011 is not yet over, but in proud maintenance of our tradition, we offer our humble thoughts on this year's most noteworthy Canadian entertainment and media law stories (a special shout-out to my partner Stephen Zolf for his co-authorship of this list

ASCAP, SOCAN, public performances and telecommunications

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada, USA
  • -
  • September 30 2010

The US Federal Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit decision in US v ASCAP (sometimes referred to as ASCAP v RealNetworks) has generated a surprising amount of commentary - particularly from practitioners and academics outside of the United States

Settlement approved in Canadian music industry "pending lists" lawsuit

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • June 6 2011

On May 30, 2011, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice approved the settlement agreements reached among the four major Canadian record labels, CMRRA and SODRAC

Settlement reached in Canadian music industry "Pending Lists" lawsuit

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • January 10 2011

A settlement, which remains subject to court approval, has been reached in the "Pending Lists" class action copyright infringement lawsuit: Major Canadian Record Labels Reach Agreement Regarding Payments to Songwriters and Publishers

Baglow v Smith: appeal court sets aside summary judgment and orders trial

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • June 14 2012

A further development in what could become a precedent-setting case involving online political discourse and blogs: the Ontario Court of Appeal has set aside the order of summary judgment in Baglow v Smith and has directed the action to proceed to trial