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

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada
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  • 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
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  • 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

Gross: criminal obscenity in film and TV productions

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada
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  • January 2 2013

On December 22, 2012, one of the stranger criminal law stories in recent Canadian history came to an end: Quebec-based special effects artist Remy Couture

Cinar v Robinson the Supreme Court talks entertainment law

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • December 30 2013

Claude Robinson's long legal march is over. On December 23, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada released its unanimous decision in Cinar Corporation

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

US 9th Circuit: promotional CDs not subject to restrictions on sale (and its Canadian relevance)

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada
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  • January 16 2011

In UMG Recordings, Inc. v Troy Augusto, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit confirmed that promotional CDs which are distributed by record companies are not subject to restrictions on their sale (hat tip: Barry Werbin

You're getting sued for what? An E&O odyssey (Pt 9)

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada, USA
  • -
  • October 30 2012

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

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

Rogers et al v Socan: w(h)ither the "making available" right?

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada
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  • November 16 2012

Among the unanswered questions arising in the wake of the massive changes to the Canadian copyright landscape in 2012 is the issue of precisely how the two seismic forces at work (i.e., The Copyright Modernization Act and the Supreme Court's "Copyright Pentalogy" cases) would interface with each other

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

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada, USA
  • -
  • 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