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The Bluenose copyright fight
  • Field Law
  • Canada
  • August 30 2013

When it comes to Canadian IP battles, neither The Great Olympic Sweater Debate nor the Distinctly Canadian Patent Fight can rival the court battle


Copyright infringement not found with respect to paintings
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • August 28 2013

In this case, the Court dismissed an action for infringement of copyright. The Court held that it must strike a “balance between promoting the public


Copyright commentary: the uproar over UBB means the copyright wars will linger
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • March 28 2011

An arcane CRTC decision in February on “usage-based billing” among Internet service providers prompted an explosion of public anger. When the federal government voiced almost immediate concessions to the rage, at least one conclusion became inescapable: the copyright wars are not going to end any time soon


(The Final) Bill C-32: commentary round-up
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • March 28 2011

Bill C-32 (The Copyright Modernization Act) died with the prorogation of the 40th Canadian Parliament on March 26, 2011


CIPPIC granted adjournment in the 2012 Voltage Pictures v Does P2P file sharing case
  • anticIPate Law
  • Canada
  • January 18 2013

Voltage Pictures' motion against Teksavvy was heard on January 14th, 2013, at Federal Court in Toronto. In the motion, Voltage had asked that


Not my Anne - possible perils of book cover designs
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • February 12 2013

Last week we got to enjoy watching a bit of a kerfuffle develop after Canadian news outlets trumpeted the availability on Amazon.com of a


CRA confirms that custom software fees not subject to Canadian withholding tax
  • Thorsteinssons LLP
  • Canada
  • February 12 2013

In 2012-0441091E5, the CRA said that fees paid to a non-resident for the use of custom software in Canada were exempt from Canadian withholding tax


Fair use of artist's work in music video
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • August 29 2013

Scream Icon is a drawing by Derek Seltzer (mercifully, not based on that tedious Scream by Edvard Munch). The artist had sold posters and prints of


Social media law (part 2: Twitter & copyright)
  • Field Law
  • Canada
  • February 14 2013

Here is the next case that illustrates the potential pitfalls when dealing with social media: This recent US copyright decision involving Agence


Motion to amend pleadings after discovery allowed
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • January 30 2013

In this case, the Plaintiff brought a motion to amend its statement of claim to clarify the relief sought, provide further particulars of the