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Recent case on copyright enforcement seeks to balance copyright holders rights and privacy rights
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada
  • March 19 2014

In Voltage Pictures LLC v. John Doe and Jane Doe (2014 FC 161), Voltage, a film company in the United States, demanded that TekSavvy, an Internet


I know what you downloaded last summer: disclosure of internet user identity
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada
  • March 18 2014

A recent decision of the Federal Court of Canada has provided further guidance on how the court will attempt to safeguard the privacy rights of


Rejection of IP class action settlement may raise approval bar
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada
  • March 27 2014

A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice suggests that the standard for approval of class action settlements has been elevated. In


It was bound to happen: file sharing lawsuits have returned to Canada (Voltage Pictures, 2011 FC 1024)
  • anticIPate Law
  • Canada
  • December 13 2012

More than five years ago, BMG Canada Inc. and a number of other music companies (“BMG”) took a run at file sharers in Canada and received a chilly reception for their trouble


Fan fiction - after the Copyright Modernization Act
  • Heenan Blaikie LLP
  • Canada
  • December 11 2012

When we last discussed "fan fiction" here at the Signal back in early 2010 (Fan Fiction - Perspectives on Fiction and Its Fans) it was noted that the considerations to be taken into account when discussing fan fiction were a mix of legal, artistic and commercial


Moral rights but not copyright
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • March 27 2014

In an epic saga dating back over 40 years and 6 years of litigation, the Quebec Court of Appeal has released a decision which states clearly that an


Circumvention of technological protection measures (TPMs) prohibited
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada
  • December 5 2012

One of the main issues facing content creators and copyright owners is piracy


From iTunes to the classroom the Supreme Court of Canada cements fair dealing as a “user’s right”
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada
  • December 5 2012

Copyright law in Canada faces an inherent balancing between two underlying objectives of the Copyright Act, namely the rights of the copyright owners versus those of users of copyrighted works


Bill C-56, Canada’s Combating Counterfeit Products Act, promises greater intellectual property protection for Canadian brand owners
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Canada
  • October 23 2013

On June 12, 2013, Bill C-56, also known as the Combating Counterfeit Products Act ("CCPA"), passed its second reading in the House of Commons. If


The final act in the Robinson case
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Canada
  • February 8 2013

This month an eagerly anticipated hearing will be held before the Supreme Court of Canada in the high-profile Claude Robinson case. On February 13