Music Infringement: Would the "Blurred Lines" Case Be Different in Canada 

Nov. 25, 2015
Online

Presented by the CBA National Entertainment, Media and Communications Law Section

7.4 million dollars.  That’s about how much a U.S. jury recently awarded Marvin Gaye's estate after finding that singers Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams ‘copied’ his music to create the song "Blurred Lines", one of the biggest hits of 2013.

Artists are terrified that this case sets a dangerous precedent and will have a chilling effect on musicians who attempt to emulate or pay homage to the sound of other artists.

This webinar takes an in-depth look at why the jury reached this decision and whether, based on the Copyright Act and the previous copyright cases in Canada, the "Blurred Lines" case might have turned out differently in Canada.

Presenters:

William Genereux, Genereux Law, Toronto

Russell D. Dufault, Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP, Winnipeg

 

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    COST
    CBA members: $125 
    Non-members: $250 
    Plus applicable taxes

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    $1,500 
    Plus applicable taxes

 

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