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Heenan Blaikie LLP | Canada | 16 Jan 2014

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

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

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Heenan Blaikie LLP | Canada | 7 Jan 2014

“I will not illegally download this movie” piracy win for Twentieth Century Fox

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation ("Fox") brought an Application before the Federal Court for copyright and trade-mark infringement of its

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Heenan Blaikie LLP | Canada | 30 Dec 2013

Cinar v Robinson the Supreme Court talks entertainment law

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

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Heenan Blaikie LLP | Canada | 22 Oct 2013

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

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

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Heenan Blaikie LLP | Canada | 27 Mar 2013

The Copyright Modernization Act: aligning Canadian copyright laws with the realities of the digital economy

Rapid advances in the digital economy have shifted how consumers interact with copyrighted content. Many jurisdictions have amended their laws to

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Heenan Blaikie LLP | Canada | 11 Dec 2012

Fan fiction - after the Copyright Modernization Act

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.

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Heenan Blaikie LLP | USA, Canada | 30 Oct 2012

You're getting sued for what? An E&O odyssey (Pt 9)

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.

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Heenan Blaikie LLP | Canada | 4 Oct 2012

Leuthold v CBC: damages for copyright infringement

The facts in the recent Federal Court decision of Leuthold v CBC (2012 FC 748) are relatively straight-forward, if somewhat peculiar.

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Heenan Blaikie LLP | Canada | 27 Jun 2012

Online infringement: Canadian "notice and notice" vs us "notice and takedown"

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.

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Heenan Blaikie LLP | Canada | 15 Mar 2012

Rush and Rush: using music in political activities (Redux)

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.

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