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Social Recap and Update - The OBA EMC Summer Social 2013

  • July 01, 2013
  • Jason Meloche

As summer finally came to Toronto, so did our annual start of summer/end of term social hosted by the Entertainment, Media and Communications Section of the OBA.

Entertainment, Media and Communications Law

This Means War? Baglow v. Smith and Online Defamation in the Blogosphere

  • July 01, 2013
  • Mark A.B. Donald

To succeed in a defamation claim, a plaintiff must satisfy three requirements: first, show that the defendant's statements were published to a third person; second, that the statements refer to the plaintiff; and third, that they are actually legally "defamatory".

Entertainment, Media and Communications Law

OBA - EMC Section Year In Review

  • July 01, 2013
  • Bob Tarantino

The past year has been one of transition for the Entertainment, Media and Communications Law Section and its members in a number of different ways.

Entertainment, Media and Communications Law

The Copyright Modernization Act and UGC

  • June 07, 2013
  • Margot Patterson

Bill C-11, the Copyright Modernization Act, is an attempt to balance out the policy concerns of increasing innovation and competition, against creators’ need to protect their works. How best to achieve this balance is one of copyright’s most fundamental issues. 

Entertainment, Media and Communications Law

Practice Tips: Clearing Music for E&O Purposes

  • April 05, 2013
  • Bob Tarantino

The Entertainment, Media and Communications Section is proud to introduce Practice Tips, a series of articles that offer suggestions on legal issues frequently encountered by entertainment, media and communications lawyers.

Entertainment, Media and Communications Law

Monetizing Music File-Sharing: Reconciling Consumer Behaviour with a Willingness to Pay

  • April 05, 2013
  • Andreas Kalogiannides

The issue of unauthorized music file-sharing in Canada is a "good news bad news" situation: millions of Canadians regularly file-share music on peer-to-peer and BitTorrent networks without a licence, but according to a recent study commissioned by the Songwriters Association of Canada...

Entertainment, Media and Communications Law