Derrick Chua

Area(s) of Law/Legal Services: Corporate/Commercial Law Business Address:302-305 Renfrew Dr, Markham, Ontario, L3R 9S7 Phone: 905 415 8100 Derrick Chua Twitter Profile @d_chua Toronto Theatre Producer & Corporate / Entertainment Lawyer. Mostly tweet about theatre in Toronto! Canlii reported cases: None found

Copyright Meaning

In Canada, “copyright” means “the right to copy.” In general, copyright means the sole right to produce or reproduce a work or a substantial part of it in any form. Copyright FAQs What exactly is copyright? A copyright is an artificial form of intellectual property law that protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical,… Continue reading Copyright Meaning

Pyrrha Design Inc. v. Plum and Posey Inc., 2019 FC 129

Did the defendant infringe on this locket design?

Pyrrha Design Inc. v. Plum and Posey Inc. Court (s) Database Federal Court Decisions Date 2019-01-30 Neutral citation 2019 FC 129 File numbers T-2022-13 Pyrrah sells a variety of pendants on its website and through retailers. Pyrrah alleged that Adrinna Hardy and her company Plum and Posey Inc. infringed on this 3 Graces locket and… Continue reading Pyrrha Design Inc. v. Plum and Posey Inc., 2019 FC 129

Can a court block a website for copyright infringement?

Yes, the Federal Court of Canada chose to exercise its jurisdiction to block two websites: goldTV.biz and goldTV.ca, because they were serving copyrighted content without a license. Court Cases Ordering that ISPs Block Websites Federal Court of Canada Ordered Website Blocking Bell Media Inc. v. GoldTV.Biz, 2019 FC 1432 (Justice Gleeson) The Plaintiffs bring this motion… Continue reading Can a court block a website for copyright infringement?

Right of Publicity Estate Tax

The estate tax on dead celebrity’s right of publicity can be huge if the celebrity. Post-death control is an essential prerequisite for estate tax inclusion under the US Tax Code § 2033. Otherwise, section 2033 doesn’t apply to post-death right of publicity. Mitchell M. Gans, Bridget J. Crawford & Jonathan G. Blattmaghr, The Estate Tax Fundamentals… Continue reading Right of Publicity Estate Tax

Blurred Lines Infringed Marvin Gaye’s iconic Got To Give It Up Song

Blurred Lines Infringed Marvin Gaye’s iconic Got To Give It Up Song, according to the 9th Circuit ruling in California made on March 21, 2018. US Copyright law seems to always be changing. The 9th Circuit says  that Blurred Lines Infringed the Copyright to Marvin Gaye’s iconic “Got To Give It Up.” A dissenting judge… Continue reading Blurred Lines Infringed Marvin Gaye’s iconic Got To Give It Up Song

US Copyright Law

US copyright law generally applies to activities in the USA that that the US congress may regulate, with a few exceptions, because copyright law is territorial. US Copyright Law video by Stan Muller (2015) Stan Muller teaches the basics of US copyright law in this video. Stan Muller talks about what kind of ideas can… Continue reading US Copyright Law