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
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation ("Fox") brought an Application before the Federal Court for copyright and trade-mark infringement of its
Claude Robinson's long legal march is over. On December 23, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada released its unanimous decision in Cinar Corporation
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
Rapid advances in the digital economy have shifted how consumers interact with copyrighted content. Many jurisdictions have amended their laws to
When we last discussed "fan fiction" here at the Signal back in early 2010 (Fan Fiction - Perspectives on Fiction and Its Fans) it was noted that the considerations to be taken into account when discussing fan fiction were a mix of legal, artistic and commercial.
This post is part of an occasional series highlighting the type of risks which film and TV producers face and which are supposed to be covered by E&O insurance.
The facts in the recent Federal Court decision of Leuthold v CBC (2012 FC 748) are relatively straight-forward, if somewhat peculiar.
News that Canadian band In-Flight Safety has been subject to postings of its songs on YouTube being removed by the service for purported copyright infringement ("Maritime band battles to keep music on YouTube") means a timely opportunity to consider the differences between Canadian and US copyright law when it comes to infringing content online.
News reports that Rush (the band) have demanded that Rush (the Limbaugh) desist from using the band's music in his radio broadcasts have re-raised an issue we have considered here at the Signal on few different occasions.