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

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada
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  • 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
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  • Canada
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  • 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

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

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada
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  • 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

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

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada
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  • 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

2012 top Canadian entertainment, media and communications law stories

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada
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  • December 27 2012

In keeping with tradition, and gambling that there won't actually be any significant entertainmentmedia law occurrences between now and January 1, 2013

Rogers et al v Socan: w(h)ither the "making available" right?

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada
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  • November 16 2012

Among the unanswered questions arising in the wake of the massive changes to the Canadian copyright landscape in 2012 is the issue of precisely how the two seismic forces at work (i.e., The Copyright Modernization Act and the Supreme Court's "Copyright Pentalogy" cases) would interface with each other

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

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • 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

Chain of title - corporate copyright ownership

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada
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  • October 5 2012

When reviewing the "chain of title" for an entertainment product (borrowing from Gordon Firemark, "chain of title" is "the paper trail that establishes a person or company’s right to take proposed action with respect to a piece of property"), questions may arise regarding the ownership status of copyrighted works which were created by individuals who are shareholders, officers andor directors of a corporation and who did not sign an agreement with the corporation which expressly granted to the corporation copyright in the works which they created in their capacity as officers andor directors

Leuthold v CBC: damages for copyright infringement

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada
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  • October 4 2012

The facts in the recent Federal Court decision of Leuthold v CBC (2012 FC 748) are relatively straight-forward, if somewhat peculiar

Five cases that shook the world: an entertainment lawyer's guide to the copyright pentalogy

  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
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  • Canada
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  • July 16 2012

Yowza. That disturbance in the force you felt on July 12, 2012 was the world of Canadian copyright law shifting slightly on its axis