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SOCAN Buys Audiam - The Consolidation and Fragmentation of Music Rights - What Does it Mean for Music Services?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • July 22 2016

The Canadian performance rights society SOCAN (essentially the Canadian version of ASCAP, BMI and SESAC) has announced the purchase of Audiam, a


Set Top TV Boxes in the Eye of the Storm Over Copyright Claims
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • July 15 2016

The Internet has made pirated content widely available. But there has been a practical hurdle limiting the distribution of pirated content: the


Canadian copyright laws have been amended to make works more accessible to people with print disabilities
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • July 15 2016

In Canada, more than 800,000 people live with a visual impairment and approximately 3 million Canadians have an impairment related to comprehension


Copyright infringement claim is dismissed after the Court finds the applicant is not the author and owner of the works
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • July 14 2016

This is an application for declarations and remedies related to alleged copyright infringement and infringement of moral rights. The applicant claims


Later made architectural drawings did not infringe earlier made conceptual drawings
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • June 30 2016

A claim of copyright infringement in a series of concept drawings for a new building has been dismissed by the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia. The


Reining in the Cable Killers: Federal Court Orders Crackdown on TV Set-top Boxes with Copyright-infringing Applications
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • June 30 2016

On June 1, 2016, the Federal Court granted an interlocutory injunction against retailers of television set-top boxes with pre-loaded applications


Copyright does not monopolize facts - documentary filmmakers' claim against book author and publisher fails
  • Stewart McKelvey
  • Canada
  • June 29 2016

In May 2016, the Federal Court of Canada confirmed that copyright does not protect facts, even where a book's author is clearly inspired by the


Historical Facts and Copyright: the Maltz v. Witterick Case
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • June 27 2016

On May 10, 2016, the Federal Court of Canada rendered its decision in Maltz v. Witterick, denying the Applicants, Judy Maltz, Barbara Bird and Richie


Leave to Appeal to SCC: Rogers v SOCAN (2016 FCA 28) re Ringtones and Ringbacks
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • June 24 2016

An application for leave to appeal to the SCC in the case of Rogers Communications Partnership et al v SOCAN, 2015 FC 286, reversed in part by 2016


Federal Court Restrains Sale of Set-Top Boxes over Copyright Claims from Bell, Rogers, Videotron
  • Dimock Stratton LLP
  • Canada
  • June 20 2016

On June 1, 2016, the Federal Court in Bell Canada et al v 1326030 Ontario Inc dba ITVBox.net et al, 2016 FC 612 issued an interlocutory injunction