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?

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

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… Continue reading Defense to copyright infringement: License

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… Continue reading Playing YouTube Music