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Conspiracy to defraud by facilitating copyright infringement

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 15 2012

A recent decision of a criminal court in the United Kingdom found an individual guilty of conspiracy to defraud and sentenced him to four years’ imprisonment as a result of copyright infringing activities

Copyright in transition: Supreme Court of Canada rules on five copyright appeals

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada
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  • July 13 2012

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Canada issued much anticipated rulings on a series of cases concerning copyright royalties for downloading and streaming of various kinds of musical works over the Internet, classroom copying of literary and artistic works, and recorded music in soundtracks that accompany movies and TV shows

Constitutionality of anti-spam legislation

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada
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  • July 10 2012

While Canada’s new anti-spam legislation received Royal Assent in December 15, 2010, the law is expected to come into full force in 2013 with the promulgation of a Governor in Council order

We were just one click away for Supreme Court of Canada review

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • February 2 2012

We have been following with interest developments in the scope of patentable subject matter both here and in the US

Enforceability of online agreements

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada
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  • November 17 2011

On September 2, 2011, the British Columbia Supreme Court issued a lengthy decision in which it upheld the enforceability of a browse wrap agreement (i.e. website terms and conditions for which formal acceptance is not required

Providing hyperlinks to defamatory material does not in itself constitute publication of that material

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada
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  • October 21 2011

On October 19th, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Crookes v. Newton, unanimously upholding the British Columbia Court of Appeal decision that merely providing a hyperlink that connects to allegedly defamatory material will not itself be considered a publication of that material

Tucows.Com Co v Lojas Renner SA

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • September 21 2011

On August 8, 2011, the Ontario Court of Appeal (the “CA”) released its decision in Tucows.Com Co. v. Lojas Renner S.A., 2011 ONCA 548, ruling that a domain name owned by an Ontario corporation is personal property in Ontario and may be the subject matter of an action served on a defendant outside Ontario

Online trade-mark use

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada, United Kingdom
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  • May 25 2011

A recent decision of a United Kingdom court considered whether the defendant's use of the plaintiff's trade-marks on the defendant's websites, allegedly operating from Florida, constituted "use" of the trade-marks in the United Kingdom

Breaking news

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada
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  • March 29 2011

On March 24, the Supreme Court of Canada granted leave to appeal in three cases that will put copyright and entertainment law at the forefront of its docket for the coming year

Quebec court enforces US court’s $873 million judgement against Facebook spammer

  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
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  • Canada, USA
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  • February 1 2011

In Facebook Inc. v. Guerbuez EYB 2010-179965 (Quebec Sup.Ct.), the Quebec Superior Court enforced a decision from the US District Court, Northern District of California rendered on November 21, 2008