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McCarthy Tétrault LLP | Canada | 26 Apr 2018

Canadian Government’s IP Strategy Seeks to Boost Innovation, Increase IP Literacy, and Rein-in Patent Trolls

The Government of Canada unveiled its IP Strategy today, planning to invest $83.5 million over five years to help Canadian businesses understand


McCarthy Tétrault LLP | Canada | 24 Nov 2017

SCC To Weigh In On Fees For Identifying ISP Subscribers: Rogers v. Voltage

One of the essential and recurring challenges of regulating unlawful conduct on the Internetbe it child pornography, harassment, fraud, data theft


McCarthy Tétrault LLP | United Kingdom | 13 Mar 2017

Website operator jailed for distributing copyright infringing copies of musical works: R v Evans

Is operating a website that provides links to torrent websites which facilitates unauthorized downloading of musical works a criminal offence? If so


McCarthy Tétrault LLP | Canada | 6 Mar 2017

TPMs Are Alive and Well: Canada’s Federal Court Awards Nintendo $12.7-million in Damages

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


McCarthy Tétrault LLP | Canada | 21 Feb 2017

Copyright Infringement Class Action Over University Course Packs Certified in Quebec: Copibec c. Université Laval

On February 8, 2017, the Quebec Court of Appeal certified a class action by Copibec against Université Laval, for copyright infringement. This


McCarthy Tétrault LLP | USA | 5 Nov 2016

New Rules for US DMCA Agent Registration

One of the central features of the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (or DMCA)for online service providers is the combination of the Notice and


McCarthy Tétrault LLP | Canada | 29 Jul 2016

Chung c. Brandy Melville Canada Ltd.: When Using Photographs Posted on Instagram Can Result in Copyright Infringement

Photographer Edmond Chung’s fashion photos of Brandy Melville Canada Ltd. (“Brandy Melville”) employee Catherine Moisan were destined to be viewed on


McCarthy Tétrault LLP | USA, Canada | 30 Jun 2016

Reining in the Cable Killers: Federal Court Orders Crackdown on TV Set-top Boxes with Copyright-infringing Applications

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


McCarthy Tétrault LLP | Canada | 7 Apr 2016

Missing the Mark - Federal Court of Appeal set aside dismissal in passing off and copyright case

In Sadhu Singh Hamdard Trust v. Navsun Holdings Ltd. (2016 FCA 69), the Court of Appeal set aside the Federal Court’s (2014 FC 1139) decision


McCarthy Tétrault LLP | Canada | 21 Aug 2015

Unusable copies and copyright infringement

Copyright law offers up a panoply of interesting questions, which often verge on the philosophical. One such question is: if one tries to make a copy

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