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

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada
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  • 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

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

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada
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  • 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

Damage awards in internet defamation cases

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

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

Manson v John Doe - damages for anonymous online defamation

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • February 28 2013

The recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Manson v John Doe (2013 ONSC 628) offers an opportunity to reflect on both the

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

Court provides SLAPP relief - but not enough

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • November 8 2012

In 2010, Ontario's Anti-SLAPP Advisory Panel released released its Report to the Attorney-General

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

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • 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 3)

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

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 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

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