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Hernandez gets boo-urned in Federal Court – statutory damages for copyright infringement

Canada - January 16 2014 As my colleague Monique Ashamalla pointed out over at our sister blog, IP Advocate, the Federal Court of Canada recently handed down a judgment of…

Cinar v Robinson – the Supreme Court talks entertainment law

Canada - December 30 2013 Claude Robinson's long legal march is over. On December 23, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada released its unanimous decision in Cinar Corporation…

SOCAN announces new arrangement for YouTube revenues

Canada - December 2 2013 In early November, SOCAN (the Canadian performing rights collective) announced the entering into of a new agreement which probably should have…

Faulkner v Sony – a dying past, or a glass half full

Canada - October 22 2013 Almost a year ago, we noted (You're Getting Sued for What? An E&O Odyssey (Pt 9)) that the owners of the late author William Faulkner's…

Wiping the slate clean: when fake movie products have real-world counterparts

Canada, USA - September 24 2013 Often when practicing entertainment law, particularly in Canada, attempts to analyze a particular situation run up against a road-block: there seems…