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Fox Rothschild LLP | Canada | 24 Oct 2016

Novel copyright infringement lawsuit against documentary filmmaker by Vancouver Aquarium.

The Vancouver Aquarium filed suit against documentary filmmakers for alleged copyright infringement and breach of contract regarding at least some

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Borden Ladner Gervais LLP | Canada | 25 Aug 2014

As part of wrongful dismissal suit, Court finds copyright infringement in photograph taken by employee, posted by employer

This case concerned an instructor (Mejia) who was terminated by his employer (LaSalle) for “professional unacceptable behaviour”. LaSalle claimed

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McMillan LLP | Canada | 2 Apr 2012

Internet and web-browsing: the importance of copyright assignments and potential vicarious liability for employers

A recent decision from the British Columbia Supreme Court, discussed widely for its application of internet and intellectual property law, also contains some legal implications that Canadian employers should be aware of.

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Borden Ladner Gervais LLP | Canada | 9 Feb 2012

Avoiding IP ownership surprises

Businesses commonly require their employees and independent contractors to sign agreements assigning ownership of all work product and related intellectual property rights to the business.

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Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP | Canada | 17 Nov 2011

Enforceability of online agreements

On September 2, 2011, the British Columbia Supreme Court issued a lengthy decision in which it upheld the enforceability of a browse wrap agreement (i.e. website terms and conditions for which formal acceptance is not required).

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Borden Ladner Gervais LLP | Canada | 9 Nov 2011

All manner of claims in this website misuse case

The BC Supreme Court’s decision in Century 21 Limited Partnership v Rogers Communications Inc., 2011 BCSC 1196, sounds like a law-school mooting problem, given the number of issues it covers.

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Fasken | Canada | 14 Jul 2008

Federal Court of Appeal clears injunction allowing for sale of federal buildings in Sinclair Centre case

On June 13, 2008, the Federal Court of Appeal, in Canada (Public Works and Government Services) v. Musqueam First Nation, 2008 FCA 214 (the “Sinclair Centre” case), set aside an order granting an injunction to restrain Canada from selling two downtown office properties in Vancouver (one of which is Sinclair Centre).

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