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Hernandez gets boo-urned in Federal Court statutory damages for copyright infringement

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • January 16 2014

As my colleague Monique Ashamalla pointed out over at our sister blog, IP Advocate, the Federal Court of Canada recently handed down a judgment of

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

SOCAN announces new arrangement for YouTube revenues

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • December 2 2013

In early November, SOCAN (the Canadian performing rights collective) announced the entering into of a new agreement which probably should have

Faulkner v Sony a dying past, or a glass half full

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • October 22 2013

Almost a year ago, we noted (You're Getting Sued for What? An E&O Odyssey (Pt 9)) that the owners of the late author William Faulkner's

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

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

Enforceability of depiction releases redux MHR Board Game Design v CBC

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • July 29 2013

Whatever else one might want to say about the CBC television series Dragons' Den, this much is indisputable: no other television show in Canadian

Who’s got the look? Pelchat c Zone 3 inc. et al.

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • June 4 2013

For reasons which elude me, the Quebec courts get all the interesting entertainment law disputes in Canada (see also: Robinson v Films Cinar Inc

Checklist: reviewing stock library content licenses

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • May 8 2013

When a film or television producer wants to make use of content supplied by a "stock" library (such as photographs, film clips or music), it is

OBA EM&C: Creative Commons commercial exploitation

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 15 2013

More than a decade after the initial release of Creative Commons licenses, they remain widely used in a wide range of cultural activities - but are

Licenses for public performance of music at "live events" in Canada

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 22 2013

SOCAN (the Canadian public performance rights collective) recently announced that in 2012 they paid over $20 million in royalties from "concerts and