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Creating contracts by email - "written" doesn't always mean "in writing"

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada, USA
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  • November 14 2011

Two recent court decisions (one Canadian, one American) serve as useful reminders that binding contracts and assignments of rights can be created via exchanges of emails almost as easily as they can be created by "written" documents

Invasion of privacy tort in Ontario - implications for entertainment lawyers

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • 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

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 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

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

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • 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

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

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

Who’s got the look? Pelchat c Zone 3 inc. et al.

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • June 4 2013

For reasons which elude me, the Quebec courts get all the interesting entertainment law disputes in Canada (see also: Robinson v Films Cinar Inc

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