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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


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


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


Warman v Fournier: infringement assessed
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • July 3 2012

The recent Federal Court of Canada decsion in Warman v Fournier (2012 FC 803 - for reasons which elude me, the decision is not yet available on the Federal Court's website, but Howard Knopf has generously uploaded a copy) has occasioned a host of thoughtful observations (see Knopf, Trosow, Geist), which I can only summarize and add a few hopefully trenchant elements of my own analysis


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


They're Beautiful People, they're just not Canadian - the Federal Court's Tricon decision
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • May 30 2011

A relatively rare event recently occurred: the Federal Court of Canada delivered a decision regarding a "Canadian content" certification decision made by CAVCO (the Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office


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


Crookes v Newton - liability for hyperlinks?
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • December 7 2010

The Supreme Court of Canada is this morning hearing oral arguments in the case of Crookes v Newton, which will (hopefully) definitively determine the extent to which the act of hyperlinking to defamatory comments can itself constitute defamation


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