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Car Ad Websites Slightly “Scraped” in Copyright Case, Court Puts Brakes on Statutory Damages Minimums
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada
  • April 20 2017

On April 6, 2017, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Court) provided insight into how courts will approach the scraping of websites and assessing


YesCopying Photographs from the Internet Can Get You into Trouble
  • Bennett Jones LLP
  • Canada
  • April 12 2017

Although it happens all the time, reproducing photographs found on the internet for use in business is fraught with risk. Businesses should only copy


Federal Court of Appeal upholds interlocutory injunction directed at retailers of set-top boxes loaded with copyright-infringing applications
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada
  • March 21 2017

As reported previously, the Federal Court issued an interlocutory injunction on June 1, 2016 directed at retailers of set-top boxes that are


Go Cyber Shopping ordered to stop its activities and pay a $12.7 Million award for selling game copiers and mod chips for Nintendo game systems
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • March 15 2017

Nintendo has been awarded an injunction, $11,760,000 in statutory damages and $1,000,000 in punitive damages for the trafficking of infringing devices


Game over for Canadian game copier and Mod chip seller
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • March 7 2017

For the first time, the Canadian Federal Court has applied provisions of Canada’s Copyright Act (“Act”) that were enacted in 2012 to prevent


TPMs Are Alive and Well: Canada’s Federal Court Awards Nintendo $12.7-million in Damages
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • March 6 2017

Five years ago, Canada enacted legal protection for technological protection measures (TPMs) as part of the Copyright Modernization Act. The Federal


Careful clearing photos from social media for news reporting
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • March 3 2017

Clearing rights to use a photograph can be nuanced. A recent decision out of Quebec highlights the importance of clearing rights both of


2016 Copyright Year in Review
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada, United Kingdom, USA
  • February 14 2017

Below are our selections of the most interesting developments in Canadian Copyright Law in 2016 from documentaries, toys, building plans, surveys


Judicial Review of the Copyright Board's Decision Granted in Part
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • February 8 2017

The Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency, operating as Access Copyright, sought judicial review of a decision of the Copyright Board, certifying the


Motion to amend Statement of Claim and motion for summary judgment allowed in part in copyright action
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • December 14 2016

In the within action for copyright infringement, the Plaintiff claims to be the owner of the copyright in certain cinematographic works and unfixed