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- What are Statutory Damages for Copyright Infringement?
When you sue someone for copying your original work of art, music, drama or fiction without your permission, it’s often difficult, time consuming and very costly to calculate and prove the full amount of your financial losses. Most of that economic information is in the hands of the rogue who ripped … Read more »
- What’s the Buzz in Music Plagiarism Lawsuits?
During the last century, composers, musicians and their copyright lawyers held a traditional belief and legal understanding that copyright infringement lawsuits related only to stolen lyrics and copied melodies, but not for more abstract compositional elements like rhythm, beats, vibe, sound and fee … Read more »
- The Importance of Trademark Searches for the Nova Scotia Craft Brewing Industry
A recent dispute over a peanut butter flavoured craft beer (produced locally in Bedford) provided an excellent example of the importance of searching the availability of your proposed brand before it is officially launched in your marketplace. Had the craft beer maker conducted some preliminary trad … Read more »
- Five Things to Know Before Your Pre-Sentence Report
What should you expect before your pre-sentence report interview? Many people feel unsure. Your interview matters. Here are five things you should know to be prepared. 1. Most importantly, accept responsibility for the offence. You do not need to give an account of what happened, but you should a … Read more »
- Happily Ever After: The Marital Breakdown of Amazon Power Couple, Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos
Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, and his wife MacKenzie made headlines in January 2019 when they jointly tweeted their plans to initiate divorce proceedings after 25 years of marriage. The internet erupted again a few months later, when Ms. Bezos tweeted out her gratitude at finalizing the divorce, and ea … Read more »