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Copyright in Seismic Data is Confirmed
In a decision last year, GSI (Geophysical Service Incorporated) sued to win control over seismic data that it claimed to own.
Canada
5 Jun 2017
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Copyright Infringement On A Website: The Risks Of Scraping And Framing
If photos are available on the internet, then… they're free for the taking, right?
Canada
20 May 2017
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Canadian Copyright & Breach of Technological Protection Measures (TPMs): $12.7 million in Damages
It's always exciting when there's a new decision about an obscure 5-year old subsection of the Copyright Act! Back in 2012, Canada changed its Copyright Act to try and drag it into the 21st century.
Canada
29 Mar 2017
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Is There Copyright In A Screenshot?
Ever wanted to remove something after it had been swallowed up in the gaping maw of the internet? Then you will relate to this story about an individual's struggle to have certain content deleted from the self-appointed memory banks of the web.
Canada
11 Jan 2017
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Google v. The Court: Free Speech And IP Rights (Part 2)
The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) will render its judgment in writing, and the current expectation is that it will clarify the limits of extraterritoriality, and the unique issues of protected expression in the context of IP rights and search engines.
Canada
15 Dec 2016
6
Brexit's Impact On IP Rights
The UK's Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) has released a helpful 12-page summary entitled The Impact of Brexit on Intellectual Property.
Canada
3 Oct 2016
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Ownership Of Copyright In Software
The recent decision in Andrews v. 1625531 Alberta Ltd. et al, 2016 FC 624 (June 3, 2016), considered this question in the context of a claim by an ex-employee, Mr. Andrews...
Canada
23 Sep 2016
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Bozo's Flippity-Flop And Shooting Stars: A Cautionary Tale About Rights Management
If you've ever taken piano lessons then titles like "Bozo's Flippity-Flop", "Shooting Stars" and "Little Elves and Pixies" may be familiar.
Canada
20 Sep 2016
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Software Vendors: Do Your Employees Own Your Software?
When an employee claims to own his employer's software, the analysis will turn to whether that employee was an "author" for the purposes of the Copyright Act, and what the employee "contributed" to the software.
Canada
5 Jul 2016
10
BREXIT and IP Rights for Canadian Business
Yesterday UK voters elected to approve a withdrawal from the EU. What does this mean for Canadian business owners who have intellectual property (IP) rights in the UK?
Canada
24 Jun 2016
11
Copyright and the Creative Commons License
There are dozens of online photo-sharing platforms. When using such photo-sharing venues, photographers should take care not to make the same mistake as Art Drauglis, who posted a photo to his online account through the photo-sharing site Flickr ..
Canada
1 Jun 2016
12
Android vs. Java: Copyright Update
In a sprawling, billion-dollar lawsuit that started in 2010, a jury yesterday returned a verdict in favour of Google, delivering a blow to Oracle.
Canada
31 May 2016
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Does Copyright Protect Facts?
A documentary film is, by its nature, a work of non-fiction.
Canada
18 May 2016
14
IP Infringement Claim Against Canadian Company Stays in U.S.
Where should a lawsuit be heard? Canada? The US? In other posts we discuss the idea of a "choice of law" and "forum selection" clauses in contracts.
Canada
12 May 2016
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Copyright Injunction Covers Vancouver Aquarium Video
The Vancouver Aquarium brought an injunction application to stop the online publication of a critical video entitled "Vancouver Aquarium Uncovered", which used the Aquarium's copyright-protected materials in a "derogatory manner", according to the Aquarium.
Canada
14 Apr 2016
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Copyright Act Confers No Rights Upon Animals
Naruto the monkey must abandon his budding photography career and go back to using his opposable thumbs towards some other end.
Canada
16 Feb 2016
17
What Does It Mean To Circumvent A "Technological Protection Measure"?
Copyright attempts to balance the rights of authors with the rights of users. It's this tension - copyrights vs. user rights - that makes copyright so fascinating (…to some people).
Canada
9 Feb 2016
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Artist Sues Starbucks Claiming Copyright Infringement
New York artist Maya Hayuk was approached by an advertising agency working for Starbucks, to see if she would assist them with a proposed advertising campaign.
Canada
26 Jan 2016
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Online Infringement And Norwich Orders: An Update
This is a case that became something of a lightning rod in the storm of subscriber privacy rights vs. copyright.
Canada
18 Jan 2016
20
No Copyright Or Trademark Protection For Metatags
The court reviewed the facts and past metatag decisions and decided that, on balance, the metatags that were copied did not qualify for copyright protection.
Canada
10 Dec 2015
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