Category Archives: Intellectual Property

Expiration of Confidentiality also gives Boards the Liberty to Copy and Distribute

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Expiration of Confidentiality also gives Boards the Liberty to Copy and Distribute Case Commented On: Geophysical Services Incorporated v Encana Corporation, 2016 ABQB 230 This decision involves rights to seismic data. Under Canadian law (and … Continue reading

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Copyright in the School Setting: Interpreting “Private Study”

PDF version: Copyright in the School Setting: Interpreting “Private Study” Decision commented on: Alberta (Education) v Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency, 2012 SCC 37. As a first year student last year, I remember various professors telling us that, due to the … Continue reading

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Leave Granted in Fair Dealing in Education Case

Application Commented On: Supreme Court of Canada Leave to Appeal decision in Alberta (Education) v. Access Copyright On May 5, 2011, the Supreme Court of Canada granted leave to appeal Alberta (Education) v. Access Copyright, 2010 FCA 198, in which … Continue reading

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Use of a corporate name or registered trade name does not prevent liability for passing off

Cases Considered: Divine Pet Spa Ltd. v Divine Doggies Spa & Boutique Inc., 2008 ABQB 618 PDF Version: Use of a corporate name or registered trade name does not prevent liability for passing off Charisma Snyder registered a trade name … Continue reading

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Bill C-61 Locks Out User Rights

Cases, Legislation and Proposed Legislation Considered: Bill C-61, An Act to Amend the Copyright Act, WIPO Copyright Treaty; Performances and Phonograms Treaty; Théberge v. Galerie d’Art du Petit Champlain inc., 2002 SCC 34 ; CCH Canadian Ltd. v. Law Society … Continue reading

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