Pubzone – Legal decision Helps CASST Arguments Legal decision Helps CASST Arguments for Stronger Penalties for Satellite Signal Theft Vandana Taxali, J.D., LL.B, Legal News Contributor (Entertainment Lawyer) Pubzone Apr 14, 2005 A recent decision by the Quebec Superior Court has resulted in the Coalition Against Satellite Signal Theft adding more pressure on the Federal …

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Promotion & Online Security Risks

Pubzone – Promotions and Online Security Risks Managing Online Promotion Security Risks Vandana Taxali, J.D., LL.B., Legal News Contributor (Entertainment Lawyer) PubZone March 4, 2005 Security issues are a growing concern for online promotions – and comprised a hot topic at the Canadian Institute’s 11th Annual Advertising and Marketing Law Conference, January 25-26/05. Online promotions …

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Satellite Radio CRTC Decision Sparks Debate

Satellite Radio decisions by the CRTC has sparked debate on whether there will competition with conventional radio. ŒæThe Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commissionäó»s recentŒædecision to license three subscription radio licenses to: Sirius Canada Inc., Canadian Satellite Radio, and CHUM Limited/Astral Media Radio Inc. has sparked debates across the country – and signaled a new and …

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Misleading Advertising – Goodlife Fitness Club

Misleading advertising provisions by the Competition Bureau are decided in a case against Goodlife Fitness. Goodlife Fitness Club, a privately-owned fitness company which operates over 90 fitness clubs across Canada, agreed to concede to a consent agreement with the Commissioner of Competition on Feb. 9/05 after an investigation into its marketing practices by the Competition …

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Funding Your Production – Grants & Canadian Tax Credits

The following articles outlines the various Canadian tax credits (Federal and Provincial) and digital media grants (OMDC, Telefilm & CMF) available for digital media producers and the amount of credits available for eligible productions. This guide for film producers will help you understand how to your project funded. It is important that you have the …

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10 Tips for Negotiating a Film Co-Production Deal

When it comes to film production, a Canadian producer can structure a film or television co-production with a non-Canadian producer as either an international treaty co-production certified by Telefilm Canada or as a co-venture certified by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission ("CRTC") pursuant to Appendix 1 to the Public Notice CRTC 2000-42. In our …

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TV & Film Production Legal Advice Services Checklist for Producers

When you’re first starting a Film, TV or Online/Internet (i.e. YouTube) project, it is important to ensure that a content creator has covered all the legal bases.   A pre-production checklist will help a producer ensure they have all their ducks in a row.   It is important to get proper legal advice to get your film …

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Music Issues

Entcounsel provides legal services to musicians and artists including music recording agreements, publishing agreements, music licensing issues, music clearance issues and more. Artists need to evaluate whether it’s a good idea to work with a publisher, label, or manager who take the publishing, recording, and merchandising rights claiming they can do everything for an artist …

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What Is a Patent?

What is a Patent?  Patents protect new and useful inventions (product, composition, machine, process) or any new and useful improvement to an existing invention. A patent owner the exclusive right to manufacture, use and sell the invention (and prevent others from doing so). It is a document issued by the federal government to protect an …

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What Are Trade Secrets?

What Are Trade Secrets? What Are Trade Secrets?  Trade secrets are any valuable business information that are kept confidential and secret. In general, they provide a business advantage over a competitor and the owners of the trade secret have made reasonable efforts to keep it secret. Trade secrets are commercial, scientific and/or technical information, which …

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