Category Archives: Copyright

This Forest Hill couple sued their neighbours for $2.5 million over a house they claim was renovated to look like theirs

Jason and Jodi Chapnik, who own the home on Strathearn Rd., near Bathurst and Eglinton Sts., alleged that a house on nearby Vesta Dr. was newly renovated to look “strikingly similar” to theirs — including using the same shade of … Continue reading

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Warner Music Pays $14 Million to End ‘Happy Birthday’ Copyright Lawsuit

According to a court filing on Monday, music publisher Warner/Chappell will pay $14 million to end a lawsuit challenging its hold on the English language’s most popular song, “Happy Birthday to You.” Additionally, the settlement stipulates a proposed final judgment … Continue reading

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Let Freedom Ka-Ching! On The 50th Anniversary Of ‘I Have A Dream,’ AT&T Can Use The Speech To Sell Phones, But You Can’t Post It

As you hopefully are aware, today is the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s powerful, moving and memorable I have a dream… speech. In a just world, that speech would be in the public domain. And, legally, it might be. … Continue reading

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Olympics 2012: branding ‘police’ to protect sponsors’ exclusive rights

Locog insists the protections were essential to secure the contracts that have paid for the Olympics, but some fear the effect could be to limit the economic benefits to the capital’s economy – and set a precedent for major national … Continue reading

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