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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


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


Title dispute - similar or identical titles for film and TV projects
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • November 17 2010

A suitable name for an entertainment project can be critical to its success and can even enhance the aesthetic effect of the overall work


US 9th Circuit: promotional CDs not subject to restrictions on sale (and its Canadian relevance)
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • January 16 2011

In UMG Recordings, Inc. v Troy Augusto, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit confirmed that promotional CDs which are distributed by record companies are not subject to restrictions on their sale (hat tip: Barry Werbin


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


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


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


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