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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


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


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


Jones v Corbis - walking down a red carpet and implied consent to uses of images
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • June 3 2011

When a celebrity (or anyone else) walks down a red carpet, what are they consenting to in terms of the use of their image?


Chain of title - corporate copyright ownership
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • October 5 2012

When reviewing the "chain of title" for an entertainment product (borrowing from Gordon Firemark, "chain of title" is "the paper trail that establishes a person or company’s right to take proposed action with respect to a piece of property"), questions may arise regarding the ownership status of copyrighted works which were created by individuals who are shareholders, officers andor directors of a corporation and who did not sign an agreement with the corporation which expressly granted to the corporation copyright in the works which they created in their capacity as officers andor directors


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


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


Rogers et al v Socan: w(h)ither the "making available" right?
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • November 16 2012

Among the unanswered questions arising in the wake of the massive changes to the Canadian copyright landscape in 2012 is the issue of precisely how the two seismic forces at work (i.e., The Copyright Modernization Act and the Supreme Court's "Copyright Pentalogy" cases) would interface with each other


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