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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


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


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


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


Bratz and Baby Buddies - clarifying the ideaexpression dichotomy
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • August 10 2010

The ideaexpression dichotomy is fundamental to copyright law, and can be stated with relative ease


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


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


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


Five cases that shook the world: an entertainment lawyer's guide to the copyright pentalogy
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • July 16 2012

Yowza. That disturbance in the force you felt on July 12, 2012 was the world of Canadian copyright law shifting slightly on its axis


Ontario anti-SLAPP report
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • December 21 2010

The Ontario government has released the Report to the Attorney-General of the Anti-SLAPP Advisory Panel