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Views About Drake's 6IX Trademark Dispute
If you represent Drake's company, October's Very Own IP Holdings, and you're opposing registration of the trademark "6IX" by a local Toronto DJ, and you think it'll be a slam dunk because Drake (the Raptors' global ambassador) ...
5 Feb 2019
Who Foots The Bill? Notice-And-Notice, Norwich Orders And Compliance Costs
On September 14, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered its decision in Rogers Communications Inc. v Voltage Pictures, LLC, an appeal from the Federal Court of Appeal, affirming copyright owners ...
5 Nov 2018
#CreativeCanada: A Vision For Canada's Creative Industries
On September 28, 2017, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage (the "Minister"), delivered a speech in Ottawa entitled #CreativeCanada: A Vision for Canada's Creative Industries.
4 Oct 2017
Ontario Proposes New Rules For Ticket Resale
On June 26, 2017, the Attorney General of Ontario announced proposed changes to Ontario's Ticket Speculation Act. The Ticket Speculation Act governs the resale of tickets to events such as music...
10 Jul 2017
Statutory Damages For Copyright Infringement On The Internet
Canada's statutory damages regime for copyright infringement was enacted to bring greater certainty with respect to the infringement of relatively low value works, to reduce the cost of litigation...
2 Jun 2017
CAVCO Expands Eligible Platforms That Satisfy "Shown In Canada" Requirement; Online Platforms May Now Be CPTC Eligible
On March 6, 2017, CAVCO issued three public notices regarding eligibility for the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit , one of which is of particular interest to non-Canadian OTT service providers.
10 Apr 2017
B.C. Reduces Production Services And Digital Animation Or Visual Effects Film Tax Credits
On May 2, 2016, following a lengthy consultation process, B.C.'s Finance Minister Michael de Jong released a statement announcing proposed reductions to the respective rates of the B.C. Production Services Tax Credit and the B.C. Digital Animation or Visual Effects Tax Credit.
10 May 2016
CAVCO Lead Performer Policy - Comment Period Closes May 31, 2013
The Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office has recently released for comment its policy on lead performers and the documentary exception.
29 Apr 2013
CRTC New Regulatory Framework Communications Update
In a major decision released on October 30, 2008, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission announced its revised regulatory frameworks for broadcasting distribution undertakings and discretionary programming services.
7 Nov 2008
The Comma Case Redux
On August 20th, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) revisited its 2006 decision with respect to what has become known as the million dollar comma case (in reality about $700,000). In a nutshell, Rogers Communications won the battle regarding the infamous comma, but lost its war against Bell Aliant.
20 Sep 2007
Manitoba Announces Increases to the Manitoba Film and Video Production Tax Credit
On March 11, 2005, the Manitoba Government announced that Manitoba Film and Sound Recording Development Corporation’s base tax credit will rise from 35% to 45% of eligible Manitoba wages and salaries (or 22.5% of the total eligible production costs of an eligible film if that amount is less). This increase is in addition to the 5% frequent filming bonus for the third project shot within a two-year period in Manitoba and a 5% Rural/Northern bonus introduced last year. Combined, these incentives a
23 Mar 2005
Nova Scotia Announces Increases To The Nova Scotia Film Industry Tax Credit
On March 8, 2005, Nova Scotia Premier John Hamm announced that the Nova Scotia Government has extended the province’s film tax credit for an additional ten years. The Government also announced that it is increasing the tax credit as follows:
22 Mar 2005
British Columbia Government Announces Its Support of the BC Film Industry
On January 20, 2005, Finance Minister Colin Hansen and Premier Gordon Campbell announced BC Film tax credit rate increases for foreign and domestic productions.
27 Jan 2005
Quebec Announces Increase to the Quebec Refundable Tax Credit for Film or Television Production Services
On December 30, 2004, the Quebec Minister of Finance, the Honourable Yves Séguin, on behalf of the Quebec Government, announced an increase in the rate of the Quebec Refundable Tax Credit for Film or Television Production Services from 11% to 20% of eligible Quebec labour costs
10 Jan 2005
Minister of Industry Tables Amendments to the Competition Act
On November 2, 2004, the Honourable David Emerson, Minister of Industry, tabled amendments to the Competition Act.
16 Nov 2004
U.K. Releases New Co-Production Guidelines
On November 4, 2003 the U.K. Government launched a review of international film co-production treaties.
23 Dec 2003
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