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Copyright law year in review
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • February 24 2014

While 2013 was not a seminal year for Canadian copyright cases when compared to 2012, there were certainly some memorable decisions which provide a

Click here to transfer copyright
  • Field Law
  • Canada, USA
  • September 11 2013

When you upload pictures to a website, you might click through some terms of useDid you just transfer ownership of the copyright in those

Canada and the United States: differences in copyright law
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada, USA
  • July 16 2013

Canada is a party to the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (Berne Convention). The Copyright Act governs copyright

Copyright year in review, 2011
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • January 12 2012

Last year was a busy time for Canadian copyright law

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

Summary judgment granted in copyright case
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • April 23 2012

The Court granted summary judgment in two parallel copyright actions

Copyright: a new frontier Bill C-11 moves out of committee
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada
  • April 26 2012

With the report of the Legislative Committee on Bill C-11 (the “Bill”) to the House of Commons on March 15, 2012, it looks like the government’s much-debated Copyright Modernization Act is well on its way to becoming the law of Canada

Sound prediction applies to mechanical inventions
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • September 30 2013

The Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) recently upheld the decision of the Trial Judge, holding that one claim of the patent at issue was valid and

Federal Court of Appeal grants an implied software licence to former business partners
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • September 4 2014

The Federal Court of Appeal released its decision in Planification-organisation-publications Systèmes Ltée v 9054-8181 Québec Inc, 2014 FCA 185 in

Successful plaintiff’s appeal for more damages dismissed; plaintiff also forced to pay double costs due to defendant’s Rule 420 offer to settle
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • July 10 2014

Ms. Leuthold, a photo-journalist, owned the copyright in several images taken during the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11