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Keep your pants on - the morals clause in performer contracts
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • January 18 2012

How much room for innovation is there in the realm of the so-called "morals clause"?


New CAVCO policy re proof of Canadian citizenship
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • September 10 2010

The Canadian Audio-visual Certification Office (CAVCO) has announced a new policy (CAVCO Public Notice 2010-01) relating to the submission and retention of documentation required to prove that an individual is Canadian for purposes of obtaining "Canadian content" tax credits


Online infringement: Canadian "notice and notice" vs us "notice and takedown"
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • June 27 2012

News that Canadian band In-Flight Safety has been subject to postings of its songs on YouTube being removed by the service for purported copyright infringement ("Maritime band battles to keep music on YouTube") means a timely opportunity to consider the differences between Canadian and US copyright law when it comes to infringing content online


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


"No animals were harmed": using live animals in Canadian film and TV productions
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • March 29 2012

The HBO television series Luck was recently cancelled after three horses died during production


Question and answer: who owns the copyright in an interview?
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • February 4 2011

While this may seem to be an obscure (or least inconsequential) question, it has relevance not just for journalists, but for freelance writers, documentarians, creators of non-fiction works and novelists


Question and answer: do I need permission to film the outside of a building?
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • June 6 2011

The Copyright Act (Canada) extends copyright protection to "architectural works" (a subset of "artistic works") - does a filmmaker need permission to film the exterior of a building in a film or TV project?


Pandora and US copyright royalties
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • 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


Rush and Rush: using music in political activities (Redux)
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • March 15 2012

News reports that Rush (the band) have demanded that Rush (the Limbaugh) desist from using the band's music in his radio broadcasts have re-raised an issue we have considered here at the Signal on few different occasions


Pandora and Canadian copyright royalties
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • September 26 2010

CBC News reported earlier this week about the lack of availability in Canada of onlinemobile streaming services in Canada such as Pandora and Spotify: "Mobile music service rejects Canada, blames fees"