The performing arts world is confronting some of the harshest challenges of any industry in the wake of the global pandemic.
On May 13, 2020, the Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced the introduction of several new measures intended to increase the flexibility of its programs and policies in support of eligible applicants and broadcasters...
CLC (Canadian Litigation Counsel)
April 9, 2020 — For the first time since World War II, Wimbledon, one of Great Britain's most storied summer sporting events, has been cancelled.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
COVID-19 has affected some industries more than others, and while the negative exposure to the pandemic has taken over the news side of the media business.
The imposition of social distancing and self-isolation measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 means that many of us are staying home far more than usual.
The entertainment industry was one of the first to put drones into use and take advantage of the "better, faster, cheaper" solutions they provide for filming.
Tattooed celebrities are abundant; from Shawn Mendes's fan-designed butterfly, to Drake's "6 God" praying hands, to the elaborate artwork displayed...
On June 17, 2019, long-awaited amendments to the Canadian Trademarks Act came into effect.
Cheating has come a long way since the Konami Code. Cheat codes were once included in videogames as developer tools or as Easter eggs for dedicated players to track down.
Le 29 janvier 2020, le Groupe d'examen du cadre législatif en matière de radiodiffusion et de télécommunications (le « groupe d'experts ») a publié son rapport fort attendu et ses ...
Aird & Berlis LLP
The BTLR Final Report's 97 recommendations are far too vast to address in a single blog post.
The Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel (BTLR) was tasked in 2018 by the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and the Minister of Canadian Heritage
Video games have come a long way since 1958, when Tennis for Two debuted as the first video game created for exclusively entertainment purposes.
Last week, the Federal Court of Canada dismissed an unusual "reverse class action" brought by a group of film production companies (collectively referred to as "Voltage")...
Can Canadian Courts Issue Site-Blocking Orders? Prior to last Friday, it would have been unprecedented.
Calls to require online digital media services to contribute to Canadian culture have been a political issue for almost a decade.
In a typical copyright infringement lawsuit, an artist who created and owns a copyrighted work sues the party that uses their work without permission or compensation.
Canada is recognized as a major player in film, television and interactive digital media production.
Bereskin & Parr LLP
Le 27 juin 2019, le Bureau de la concurrence a conclu une entente avec Ticketmaster et ses entreprises affiliées. En vertu de l'entente,
Aird & Berlis LLP
In our recent post,we surveyed the various proposals in the Liberal Party of Canada 2019 Election Platform. This post does a deeper dive on a specific tax reform proposal...