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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?


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


Baglow v Smith - the increasing importance of context in defamation claims
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • September 12 2011

The recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Baglow v. Smith (2011 ONSC 5131) is notable for observers of Canadian defamation law because it demonstrates the continued advance of the tendency of courts to take full account of the context in which allegedly defamatory comments are made


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


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


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


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


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


Gross: criminal obscenity in film and TV productions
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • January 2 2013

On December 22, 2012, one of the stranger criminal law stories in recent Canadian history came to an end: Quebec-based special effects artist Remy Couture


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