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Canadian IP law and practice in 2016: reviewing the highlights

by Smart & Biggar on

As the calendar turns the page from 2016 to 2017, we take the opportunity to review Canadian IP law and practice highlights from the past year....more

Notice and Notice Regime Does Not Change Law for Obtaining Norwich Orders

by Bennett Jones LLP on

Unlike many countries which provide an effective “notice and take down” remedy for copyright owners whose works are wrongly posted on internet sites, Canada has implemented a “notice and notice” regime. In Voltage Pictures,...more

Online Infringement and Norwich Orders: an update

by Field Law on

This is a case that became something of a lightning rod in the storm of subscriber privacy rights vs. copyright. As we wrote in our earlier post, a copyright owner can only enforce its rights against online infringement if it...more

Federal Court Rules Internet Provider Should Not Recover Costs of Informing Clients of Motion for Customer Information

In Voltage Pictures LLC v. John Doe, the Federal Court ruled that TekSavvy Solutions Inc. (TekSavvy), a non-party Internet service provider, could not recover costs related to its decision to inform 200,000 of its customers...more

The Long Arm of the Law is Not That Long: Court Declines Jurisdiction over Document Production by Foreign Non-Party

In Lockwood Financial Ltd. v. China Blue Chemical Ltd., the British Columbia Supreme Court (BCSC) ruled that it does not have the territorial jurisdiction to order a foreign company to give documentary evidence in a...more

Online Infringement & Norwich Orders: Best Practices

by Field Law on

When a copyright owner suspects online infringement, but lacks evidence of the identity of the alleged infringers, it can seek an order to disclose those details. Canadian law is clear that “A court order is required in every...more

Norwich Orders and Copyright Trolls

by Bennett Jones LLP on

The decision of the Federal Court in Voltage Pictures LLC v John Doe and Jane Doe, 2014 FC 161, provides insight into the collision of Norwich Orders, means used to identify unknown infringers, and the growing business model...more

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