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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


Class action by land surveyors against Teranet dismissed as copyright found to have been assigned to the province
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • May 18 2016

A class action brought by land surveyors against Teranet, the private sector company that manages Ontario's electronic land registry system, has been


Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench confirms the Regulatory Regime is a complete code that applies to all oil and gas resources on offshore and frontier lands
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • May 2 2016

On April 20, 2016 the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench released Geophysical Service Incorporated v Encana Corporation, 2016 ABQB 230, following a


U.S. IP Infringement Claims Cannot Be Dismissed for Forum Non Conveniens
  • Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • April 29 2016

In Halo Creative & Design Ltd. v. Comptoir Des Indes Inc., Appeal No. 2015-1375, the Federal Circuit held that the district court erred by dismissing


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


Interlocutory injunction orders removal of 15 segments from published movie
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • April 14 2016

The BC Supreme Court has restrained the defendants from publishing the original version of their video entitled "Vancouver Aquarium Uncovered"


Software Development and Licensing: What Retailers Need to Know
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • April 12 2016

Every retailer today uses some form of software, whether it be a computer program running on local hardware, a hosted web site or an application


Copyright Board Issues Landmark Decision in K-12 School Proceeding
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • April 7 2016

On February 19, 2016 the Copyright Board issued its long-awaited decision in relation to Access Copyright's proposed Elementary and Secondary