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

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • 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

Pandora and US copyright royalties

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada, USA
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  • November 6 2012

A little over two years ago, in a post entitled "Pandora and Canadian Copyright Royalties", I examined why it was that online music service Pandora (formally Pandora Internet Radio) was not available in Canada but it was available in the United States

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

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada, USA
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  • 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

Depicting trade-marks in artistic works: University of Alabama vs New Life Art

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada, USA
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  • July 3 2012

Although a decision from the US 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has limited precedential value in Canadian courts, the decision in University of Alabama vs New Life Art, Inc. (filed June 11, 2012) (hat tip: Hollywood, Esq.) is useful for Canadian entertainment lawyers because it indicates the analytical framework which courts use in assessing whether infringement has occurred when a trade-mark is incorporated into an artistic work

Neighbouring rights in the US and Canada: contracts and copyrights

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada, USA
  • -
  • June 6 2012

The news that Clear Channel Media and Entertainment and Big Machine Label Group have reached a private agreement whereby the broadcasting undertaking will pay to the record label and its artists a revenue-based royalty for terrestrial radio broadcasts is instructive for a number of reasons

Saskatchewan ends film & TV tax credit

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada, United Kingdom, USA
  • -
  • March 22 2012

The Saskatchewan government has announced that it is eliminating the Saskatchewan Film Employment Tax Credit Program

You're getting sued for what? An E&O odyssey (Pt 7)

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada, USA
  • -
  • February 28 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, 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

Tax credits: perhaps one size does not fit all

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada, United Kingdom, USA
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  • November 29 2011

2011 has seen a variety of news stories about film and television tax credit incentive programs around the world

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

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • 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

Canadian locations losing out to US tax credits?

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada, USA
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  • March 13 2011

Nellie Andreeva, writing at Deadline Hollywood, offers a detailed account of how Canadian cities are losing out on pilot productions this year, in part because of increasingly lucrative tax credit incentives available in US states: PILOT SEASON LOCATIONS: New York Production Booming, Canada Loses Ground