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Branding Arts & Literature: More Misleading Cases by A.P. Herbert

Branding Arts & Literature: More Misleading Cases by A.P. Herbert

It is that time of year when honest Canadians self-report their incomes and voluntarily pay their taxes. But is the tax system impartial to all taxpayers, or does it prejudice against certain activities while subsidizing others? We can learn a thing or two about challenging the status quo from the fictional copyright cases on taxation […]

Transplanting the Canadian UGC Exception to Hong Kong: Part 1

Transplanting the Canadian UGC Exception to Hong Kong: Part 1

In July 2013, the Hong Kong government conducted a public consultation on the treatment of parody under the copyright regime. Building on two earlier consultations on digital copyright reform in December 2006 and April 2008, this latest consultation identified three legislative options: (1) clarifying the threshold for criminal copyright infringement; (2) introducing a specific criminal […]

Celine Dion Takes On Satirical Blogger In David And Goliath Fight (Spoiler: Goliath Wins)

Celine Dion Takes On Satirical Blogger In David And Goliath Fight (Spoiler: Goliath Wins)

Jennifer O'Dell is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall and Denise Brunsdon is a social media writer and researcher. Only one post remains on the Ridiculous Pictures of Celine Dion Tumblr and it is tellingly tagged "RIP" and "the dion effect."┬áDion's lawyers sent Nick Angiolillo, the New York blogger who runs the satirical Tumblr site […]