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Seggie v. Roofdog Games Inc.: Who is the Author of Videogame Software for Copyright Purposes?
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • May 19 2016

Last December, the Quebec Superior Court issued its decision in Seggie v. Roofdog Games Inc., in which it attempted to clarify the notion of

No copyright infringement in writing a book based on the facts in a film documentary
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • May 18 2016

The Applicants are the producers and directors of a documentary film which they alleged was infringed by the Respondents, an author and publisher of

Federal Government Launches Review of Law and Policy on Canadian Cultural Content in an Age of Digital Disruption
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • April 26 2016

On April 22, 2016, Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Hon. Mélanie Joly, launched a public consultation process called "Canadian Content in a

Copyright law: 2015 year in review
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • April 20 2016

In 2014 the Federal Court ordered TekSavvy (a non-party internet service provider) to produce the names of approximately 2,000 customers alleged to

Federal Court of Appeal: SOCAN successful in confirming validity of tariff for the transmission of ringtones
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • March 14 2016

On January 27, 2016, the Federal Court of Appeal released its decision on an appeal from the decision of O'Reilly J. of the Federal Court on a motion

The Supreme Court affirms the principle of technological neutrality in copyright law
  • Dimock Stratton LLP
  • Canada
  • March 14 2016

On November 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada released an important ruling on the role of technological neutrality in copyright law. In a 7-2

Judicial Review "Through the Looking Glass": Issue-By-Issue Analysis
  • McMillan LLP
  • Canada
  • February 22 2016

Over the last decade, the Supreme Court of Canada has struggled with the right way to approach its "prodigal child": the standard of review. The

Copyright Protection in Canada for Artists
  • Dickinson Wright PLLC
  • Canada
  • February 11 2016

In Canada, "copyright" refers to the bundle of rights conferred by the Copyright Act (the Act) on the copyright owner and author of a work. The owner

Left Sharks and copy cats: the Super Bowl's impact on protecting a brand
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • February 5 2016

The Super Bowl is a lot of things to a lot of people and is arguably the most anticipated event of the year that is not a holiday (officially). For

Canadian Broadcasting Corp. v. SODRAC 2003 Inc
  • Harper Grey LLP
  • Canada
  • January 26 2016

Appeal to Supreme Court of Canada from decisions of Copyright Board of Canada regarding licences required to reproduce music for use in broadcasting