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Class action settlement agreement found to be ‘unfair’, ‘unreasonable’ and ‘not in the best interests of the class members’ Waldman v. Thomson Reuters Canada Limited, 2014 ONSC 1288

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 24 2014

In this certified class action, the Plaintiff, Lorne Waldman ("Waldman") brought a motion for approval of a settlement of a copyright infringement

Pandora and US copyright royalties

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada, USA
  • -
  • 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 7)

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada, USA
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  • 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

Supreme Court partially reverses, partially upholds appeal in Robinson Curiosity case

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • December 24 2013

This Supreme Court copyright decision decides issues of 1) whether a substantial part of a work is reproduced; 2) the role of expert evidence in

MediaCAT scratches the Norwich Pharmacal Order

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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  • Canada, United Kingdom
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  • June 8 2011

In MediaCAT v Adam et al, His Honour Judge Birss considered the appropriateness of the Norwich Pharmacal Order and when it should be used, as he noted that there is a potential difficulty with the Norwich Pharmacal process: In short the judge was concerned about the lack of safeguards on the use of information obtained under these orders

Pre-existing sound recordings incorporated into soundtracks are not “sound recordings” under the Copyright Act

  • SIM. IP Practice
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  • Canada
  • -
  • July 30 2012

A soundtrack to a movie or other cinematographic work is not a “sound recording” as defined under section 2 of the Copyright Act (the “Act”

Copyright infringement overseas can give rise to compensation in Canada

  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • January 24 2014

In a recent decision, Layette Minimôme Inc. v. Jarrar 2013 QCCS 6084, the Superior Court of Quebec ("the Court") awarded damages to a Canadian

Reclaiming old masters ("old masters" as in records, not paintings)

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada
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  • September 7 2011

A number of news outlets have recently reported on the flood of litigation which is expected to arise in the United States as a result of recording artists seeking to terminate and reclaim ownership of their sound recordings issued in 1978 and in subsequent years

Fan fiction - after the Copyright Modernization Act

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada
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  • December 11 2012

When we last discussed "fan fiction" here at the Signal back in early 2010 (Fan Fiction - Perspectives on Fiction and Its Fans) it was noted that the considerations to be taken into account when discussing fan fiction were a mix of legal, artistic and commercial

Bill C-11 is passed by the House of Commons and heads to the Senate

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • June 20 2012

Canada’s copyright reform process took a significant step forward this week as the House of Commons passed Bill C-11, An Act to Amend the Copyright Act (also referred to as the Copyright Modernization Act