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Court declines to apply fair dealing copyright exemption in news reporting case
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • February 22 2017

In a recent decision, the Small Claims Division of the Court of Quebéc has found a newspaper liable for infringement of copyright and moral rights in


Diritto d’Autore e social network: condivisione di foto su Instagram
  • Studio Legale DANDI Media
  • Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand
  • January 3 2017

Diritto d’autore e social network: Instagram: le conseguenze giuridiche della condivisione di foto. Condividere sì, ma nel rispetto delle regole:


Online Copyright Enforcement Gone Wrong - How To Get it Right
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada, USA
  • December 21 2016

An elderly grandmother. A first-person shooter video game. The two typically have very little in common. Yet both were recently in the headlines of


Quebec Court Awards Damages to Canadian Artist for Wrongful Copyright Takedown Notice by Record Companies
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • November 29 2016

In Whyte Potter-Mäl c Topdawg Entertainment Inc., the Court of Québec found Universal Music Group, Interscope Records, and Topdawg Entertainment


Social Media and Copyright: Can I Post that Photo?
  • Sotos LLP
  • Canada
  • November 21 2016

It has become commonplace to witness photos spread across the Internet like wildfire - to "go viral" and "break the Internet" are phrases with


Notice and Notice Regime Does Not Change Law for Obtaining Norwich Orders
  • Bennett Jones LLP
  • Canada
  • August 29 2016

Unlike many countries which provide an effective "notice and take down" remedy for copyright owners whose works are wrongly posted on internet sites


In a proposed class proceeding, the Federal Court has ordered the disclosure of the name and address of an internet subscriber who allegedly has been file sharing copyrighted material
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • August 24 2016

The Federal Court has ordered Rogers Communications Inc., as an internet service provider, to disclose to the Applicants any and all contact and


Finding the Class of John and Jane - Norwich Orders and the “Reverse” Class Action
  • SIM. IP Practice
  • Canada
  • August 18 2016

In the context of today's Internet technology, the infringement of copyrighted works has become simplified and wide-spread, with infringers


Chung c. Brandy Melville Canada Ltd.: When Using Photographs Posted on Instagram Can Result in Copyright Infringement
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • July 29 2016

Photographer Edmond Chung’s fashion photos of Brandy Melville Canada Ltd. (“Brandy Melville”) employee Catherine Moisan were destined to be viewed on


Purchasing an image license on the Internet? Know what clicking “accept” means
  • Sotos LLP
  • Canada
  • June 9 2016

You are given the task of designing your company’s logo. In the midst of your work, you find an image of a lion via a Google search and want to