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“Help Me Help You” - The Non-Linear Path to Entertainment Law

  • November 21, 2019
  • Pooja Sihra

In case you missed it, the Ontario Bar Association’s Entertainment, Media and Communications Law Section recently hosted a mentoring event called “Help Me Help You” for new and aspiring lawyers. Pooja Sihra offers three key takeaways.

Entertainment, Media and Communications Law, Student Forum

Errors and Omissions Insurance for Film and Media Productions: Review of CPD Session

  • May 21, 2019
  • Lisa Macklem

Review of CPD session “Errors and Omissions Insurance for Film and Media Productions” featuring speaker Brian Wynn (partner, Gardiner Roberts LLP) and co-hosted by Katarina Germani (legal counsel, CBC/Radio-Canada) and Ryan Keller (associate, Stohn Hay Cafazzo Dembroski Richmond LLP).

Entertainment, Media and Communications Law, Student Forum

Google Inc.’s Fight Against a Worldwide Injunction on Search Results Continues

  • April 20, 2018
  • Sabrina Salituro and Paul Lomic are lawyers at Lomic Law

The Supreme Court of Canada’s landmark decision in Google Inc v Equustek Solutions Inc upheld an interlocutory injunction against Google, a non-party, to globally de-index the websites of the defendant that is infringing the plaintiff's intellectual property. Although Google obtained a judgment from a US court declaring that the decision was not enforceable in the US, it was unsuccessful in having the original injunction overturned in Canada on the basis of the US judgment.

Entertainment, Media and Communications Law, Student Forum, Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law
CRTC Directs Videotron to Comply with <em>Telecommunications Act</em>

CRTC Directs Videotron to Comply with Telecommunications Act

  • June 01, 2017
  • Michael House

In a decision released April 20, 2017, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission concluded that Quebecor Media Inc, Videotron Ltd, and Videotron GP (collectively, Videotron) gave an undue preference to subscribers who accessed the Unlimited Music program and to service providers whose services are included in that program, in contravention of section 27(2) of the Telecommunications Act.

Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law

Production Orders and the Media

  • April 14, 2016
  • Andrew W. MacDonald

When the police obtain production orders to seize journalists' raw materials are they going too far? Vice Media thinks so and is challenging a production order to seize its journalist's communications.

Entertainment, Media and Communications Law

Mentoring Event A Success

  • April 14, 2016
  • Layth Gafoor and Blessing Gana

Layth Gafoor and Blessing Gana share their experiences on the importance of networking as mentor and mentee in entertainment law.

Entertainment, Media and Communications Law

Mandated Reseller Access to Ultra-High Speed Internet: a primer on Bell’s petition

  • April 14, 2016
  • Daniel Stern

Who wants faster Internet access? Probably everybody, and almost certainly anybody who streams television shows, videoconferences, or uses other bandwidth intensive applications. The questions that telecommunications companies, the CRTC, and Cabinet are grappling with are how to deliver it, who should deliver it, and who should pay for it.

Entertainment, Media and Communications Law

European Court of Justice Widens Digital Library Rights

  • March 03, 2015
  • Roselyn Kelada-Sedra

In September 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled to allow libraries to digitize and distribute books to reading terminals without a digitization licence.

Entertainment, Media and Communications Law