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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


Compulsory No More? Licences Fixed by the Copyright Board after CBC v SODRAC
  • Bereskin & Parr LLP
  • Canada
  • February 11 2016

The Supreme Court of Canada's recent decision in Canadian Broadcasting Corp. v. SODRAC 2003 Inc., 2015 SCC 57 ("CBC v. SODRAC") was a much


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


FCA Finds Issue Estoppel does Apply to Judicial Reviews of Copyright Tariffs; Holds Preliminary Questions Decided Pursuant to Rule 222(1)(a) Must be Questions of Law
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • February 4 2016

Rogers, Telus, Bell and Quebecor Media (the Corporations) started an action seeking to recover certain monies paid pursuant to Tariff 24 in relation


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


Copyright year in review 2015
  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
  • Canada
  • January 26 2016

This article summarizes noteworthy Canadian copyright law decisions and developments from 2015. 1. Voltage Pictures LLC v. John Doe, 2015 FC 1364 In


Appeal dismissed; use of trademarks in metatags in this case found not to be copyright or trademark infringement
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • January 20 2016

The Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) dismissed an appeal from a trial decision finding that there was no copyright in Appellant's metatags and therefore


Meta tags not considered "use" of trade-marks
  • Dimock Stratton LLP
  • Canada
  • January 20 2016

In Red Label Vacations Inc. v. 411 Travel Buys Limited, 2015 FCA 290, the Federal Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal from the decision of Manson J


Federal Court of Appeal upholds but limits scope of leading decision on metatags
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada
  • January 15 2016

In the recent decision of Red Label Vacations Inc v 411 Travel Buys Limited 2015 FCA 290, the Federal Court of Appeal appears to have made a distinct


Federal Court Rules Internet Provider Should Not Recover Costs of Informing Clients of Motion for Customer Information
  • Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Canada
  • January 11 2016

In Voltage Pictures LLC v. John Doe, the Federal Court ruled that TekSavvy Solutions Inc. (TekSavvy), a non-party Internet service provider, could