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Damage awards in internet defamation cases
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • November 28 2010

Matthew Nied has written a very interesting and well-researched article (published by the Alberta Law Review Supplement) (hat tip: slaw) calling for a reassessment of how Canadian courts treat damage awards for online defamation:"Damage Awards in Internet Defamation Cases: Reassessing Assumptions About the Credibility of Online Speech"


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


Leuthold v CBC: damages for copyright infringement
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • 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


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


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


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


Faulkner v Sony a dying past, or a glass half full
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • 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


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


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


Enforceability of depiction releases redux MHR Board Game Design v CBC
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • July 29 2013

Whatever else one might want to say about the CBC television series Dragons' Den, this much is indisputable: no other television show in Canadian