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Hyperlinks not a copyright infringement, according to the Court of Justice of the European Union

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada, European Union
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  • March 31 2014

In Svensson v Retriever Sverige AB, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the “CJEU”) recently ruled that hyperlinks to freely available

Oh, Canada - what does this mean for us? The latest in mass piracy

  • MARQUE Lawyers
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  • Australia, Canada
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  • March 31 2014

Voltage, which owns the Oscar winning movies The Hurt Locker and Dallas Buyer's Club, recently obtained orders forcing several Canadian ISPs to give

I know what you downloaded last summer: disclosure of internet user identity

  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • March 18 2014

A recent decision of the Federal Court of Canada has provided further guidance on how the court will attempt to safeguard the privacy rights of

Statutory and punitive damages awarded for copyright infringement in a case of “outrageous and highly reprehensible” conduct

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • March 5 2014

This was an application for an assessment of damages pursuant to the Nova Scotia Civil Procedure Rules. The litigation between these parties arose

Federal Court balances copyright enforcement and internet privacy

  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
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  • Canada
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  • February 28 2014

In Voltage Pictures LLC v. John Doe and Jane Doe, 2014 FC 161, the Federal Court ruled that while the plaintiff Voltage could have access to ISP

ISP TekSavvy ordered to turn over names and addresses of 2,000 alleged copyright infringers

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Canada
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  • February 26 2014

The Court framed the issues on this motion as whether a person who downloads copyrighted material has a right to not have their contact information

ISP ordered to release identity of 2000 subscribers to copyright holder in landmark ruling

  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
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  • Canada
  • -
  • February 25 2014

On February 20, 2014, the Federal Court of Canada in Voltage Pictures LLC v John Doe and Jane Doe 2014 FC 161 ordered an Internet service provider

Federal Court of Canada orders internet service provider to identify alleged copyright violators, subject to conditions

  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
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  • Canada, USA
  • -
  • February 25 2014

On February 20, 2014, the Federal Court of Canada (the “Federal Court”) issued an order compelling Teksaavy Solutions Inc. (“Teksaavy”), an Internet

Illegal downloaders beware you can run but you can’t hide behind your ISP: balancing privacy rights against the rights of copyright holders

  • MBM Intellectual Property Law LLP
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  • Canada
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  • February 24 2014

The Federal Court of Canada in Voltage Pictures LLC v. John Doe and Jane Doe (2014 FC 161) has set the ground rules for when an Internet Service

Swimming against the stream: U.S. Supreme Court to hear appeal of American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc.

  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
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  • Canada, USA
  • -
  • February 14 2014

On January 10, the United States Supreme Court announced it would hear an appeal from the Second Circuit decision of WNET v. Aereo, Inc., 712 F.3d