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

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada, USA
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  • 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

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

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • 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?

Rush and Rush: using music in political activities (Redux)

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • March 15 2012

News reports that Rush (the band) have demanded that Rush (the Limbaugh) desist from using the band's music in his radio broadcasts have re-raised an issue we have considered here at the Signal on few different occasions

Five cases that shook the world: an entertainment lawyer's guide to the copyright pentalogy

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • July 16 2012

Yowza. That disturbance in the force you felt on July 12, 2012 was the world of Canadian copyright law shifting slightly on its axis

Hernandez gets boo-urned in Federal Court statutory damages for copyright infringement

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • January 16 2014

As my colleague Monique Ashamalla pointed out over at our sister blog, IP Advocate, the Federal Court of Canada recently handed down a judgment of

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

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

You're getting sued for what? An E&O odyssey (pt 2)

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • September 16 2011

This post is one in an occasional series highlighting the type of risks which film and TV producers face and which are supposed to be covered by E&O insurance, and which aims to demonstrate that what might seem to a producer to be paranoia on the part of their lawyer is, in fact, well-founded

2012 top Canadian entertainment, media and communications law stories

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • December 27 2012

In keeping with tradition, and gambling that there won't actually be any significant entertainmentmedia law occurrences between now and January 1, 2013

They're Beautiful People, they're just not Canadian - the Federal Court's Tricon decision

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • May 30 2011

A relatively rare event recently occurred: the Federal Court of Canada delivered a decision regarding a "Canadian content" certification decision made by CAVCO (the Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office