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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

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Copyright infringement

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

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 […]

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Copyright infringement

Copyright Infringement Cases 2019

Most copyright infringement cases are filed in the Federal Court of Canada. Some are also filed in provincial Superior Courts and Small Claims Courts. The SOCAN cases are mostly against bars and restaurants that fail to buy a SOCAN license for public performance. Most of these cases settle or result in default judgments for a lot […]

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Copyright infringement

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 […]

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Copyright FAQs

Copyright Fees Canada

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Right of Publicity

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 […]

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Copyright infringement

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 […]

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Copyright FAQs

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 […]

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Copyright infringement Licensing

Defense to copyright infringement: License

A license to a software may be used as a defense to copyright infringement. US District Court dismisses copyright infringement complaint against GAIN Capital Gain Capital asserted that by entering into a license, Tibco waived its right to sue for copyright infringement and may only sue for breach of contract. Gain Capital argued that subsequent […]

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Copyright infringement

Playing YouTube Music

Playing YouTube music on the radio or at an event may constitute copyright infringement unless the DJ has a SOCAN license and the music is registered with SOCAN. In the Ontario Superior Court copyright infringement case of John v. Richards, 2017 ONSC 6307, Justice Trimble analyzed the relevant Canadian copyright law. On a motion for summary […]