Bob Tarantino

Bob Tarantino

Heenan Blaikie LLP

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Canadian Copyright: Moral Rights And Criminal Charges

In the autumn of 2012, Vladimir Umanets was charged and convicted of defacing a Mark Rothko painting at the Tate Modern gallery in London, England. As described in this CBC story, and this International Business Times story,...more

1/9/2013 - Copyright Copyright Modernization Act Infringement Moral Rights Paintings Sculptures and Engravings

2012 Top Canadian Entertainment, Media And Communications Law Stories

In keeping with tradition, and gambling that there won't actually be any significant entertainment/media law occurrences between now and January 1, 2013 (which is probably a pretty safe bet), we offer our humble thoughts on...more

12/28/2012 - Broadcasting Copyright Copyright Modernization Act Defamation Intrusion Upon Seclusion Sound Marks Telecommunications

Fan Fiction - After The Copyright Modernization Act

When we last discussed "fan fiction" here at the Signal back in early 2010 (Fan Fiction - Perspectives on Fiction and Its Fans) it was noted that the considerations to be taken into account when discussing fan fiction were a...more

12/12/2012 - Copyright Modernization Act Trademarks

Moral Rights Extended - But How Far?

Of the many provisions of the Copyright Modernization Act (Bill C-11) which came into force on November 7, 2012, few have received as little attention as new sections 17.1 and 17.2 of the Copyright Act, which extend "moral...more

12/11/2012 - Copyright Modernization Act Moral Rights

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