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Invasion of privacy tort in Ontario - implications for entertainment lawyers
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • January 19 2012

The question of whether Ontario law recognizes a tort cause of action for invasionbreach of privacy has long been a contentious one - but it has finally been definitively settled in the affirmative


Creating contracts by email - "written" doesn't always mean "in writing"
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • November 14 2011

Two recent court decisions (one Canadian, one American) serve as useful reminders that binding contracts and assignments of rights can be created via exchanges of emails almost as easily as they can be created by "written" documents


Title dispute - similar or identical titles for film and TV projects
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • November 17 2010

A suitable name for an entertainment project can be critical to its success and can even enhance the aesthetic effect of the overall work


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


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


The Skins controversy - a Canadian perspective
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • January 24 2011

The recent premiere of MTV's show Skins (which was shot in Toronto, and is based on a show of the same name originally broadcast in the UK by E4) has ignited a minor controversy: multiple media outlets have reported that some advertisers are pulling from the show and TV watchdog groups have raised the spectre of a violation of US child pornography laws


Chasing reputation - Osgoode Hall Law Journal article
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • September 4 2011

My article "Chasing Reputation: The Argument for Differential Treatment of 'Public Figures' in Canadian Defamation Law" has been published in the Osgoode Hall Law Journal (citation: 48 OHLJ 595) and is now available online


Turmel v CBC (Dragons' Den) - enforceability of depiction releases
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • July 12 2011

The Toronto Star is reporting that oral arguments in the appeal of the Turmel v CBC (Dragons' Den) decision are currently underway ("Brantford entrepreneur claims 'Dragons' defamed him"


You're getting sued for what? An E&O odyssey (Pt 9)
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • 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


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