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Intellectual Property Legal News - June 3, 2013 • Volume 1, Number 3

In This Issue: - CANADA’S LONG-AWAITED COPYRIGHT MODERNIZATION TAKES EFFECT: To much fanfare and after years of debate and consultation, the government of Canada passed the most important reforms to Canadian...more

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

Intellectual Property in 2013

Infringement! Litigation! Legislation! There is never a dull moment in the wonderful world of intellectual property law, and 2013 will be no exception....more

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

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

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

Canada's New Photography Copyright Regime: Clearance Challenges

With the coming into force of many of the provisions of the Copyright Modernization Act (Bill C-11) on November 7, 2012, Canadian copyright law boasts a new regime with respect to photographs. In short, subject to the...more

Second Circuit, in Matter of First Impression in that Circuit, Holds that non-U.S. Production or Use Does Not Trigger “First Sale...

In reporting on Omega S.A. v. Costco Wholesale Corp., 541 F.3d 982 (9th Cir. 2008), aff’d by an evenly divided Court, Costco Wholesale Corp v. Omega, S.A., 131 S.Ct. 565 (2010) — a Ninth Circuit decision affirmed by the U.S....more

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