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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?


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


Globe and Mail v Canada - more case-by-case privilege for journalists and confidential sources
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • November 29 2010

The Supreme Court of Canada's October 22, 2010 decision in Globe and Mail v. Canada (Attorney General) (2010 SCC 4) prompted a flurry of responses (Omar Ha-Redeye's post at slaw (Wigmore Criteria Upheld for Journalistic Sources) is one of the best sources for a concise summation of the decision


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


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


Copyright in choreography in Canada
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • October 15 2011

Pop mega-star Beyoncé was accused this past week of copying dance moves in her video for the song "Countdown"


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


Turmel v CBC (Dragons' Den) - enforceability of depiction releases
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • July 12 2011

The Toronto Star is reporting that oral arguments in the appeal of the Turmel v CBC (Dragons' Den) decision are currently underway ("Brantford entrepreneur claims 'Dragons' defamed him"


Chasing reputation - Osgoode Hall Law Journal article
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • September 4 2011

My article "Chasing Reputation: The Argument for Differential Treatment of 'Public Figures' in Canadian Defamation Law" has been published in the Osgoode Hall Law Journal (citation: 48 OHLJ 595) and is now available online