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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


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


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


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


Manson v John Doe - damages for anonymous online defamation
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • February 28 2013

The recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Manson v John Doe (2013 ONSC 628) offers an opportunity to reflect on both the


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


ASCAP, SOCAN, public performances and telecommunications
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • September 30 2010

The US Federal Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit decision in US v ASCAP (sometimes referred to as ASCAP v RealNetworks) has generated a surprising amount of commentary - particularly from practitioners and academics outside of the United States


You're getting sued for what? An E&O odyssey (pt 2)
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • September 16 2011

This post is one in 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, and which aims to demonstrate that what might seem to a producer to be paranoia on the part of their lawyer is, in fact, well-founded


2012 top Canadian entertainment, media and communications law stories
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • 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