This case pertains to sentencing for a charge under Sec. 42(1)(a) of the Copyright Act. This Section states, in part, that ‘Every person who knowingly …makes for sale or rental an infringing copy of a work or other subject-matter in which copyright subsists ….is guilty of an offence’. The Crown … [Read more...] about Case Law Comment – R. v. AFC Soccer
QUESTION 1: Your organization hires a person to write a technical manual. It now wishes to allow affiliated clubs use and copy the manual. Can they do this? QUESTION 2: Can a website be copyrighted? QUESTION 3: Is it essential to register a copyright with the Canadian Intellectual Property … [Read more...] about Copyright Quiz!
From an international sport perspective, the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games are just around the corner. These imminent Games will have an enormous policy, sport funding and commercial impact on the Canadian sport system. Some might say that the commercial aspect of an Olympics now rivals the … [Read more...] about Increased Commercialization of Athletics Requires Sophisticated Athlete Agreements
In a recent issue of the newsmagazine The Lawyer's Weekly, we wrote about the changing landscape of sport as we move rapidly toward the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. We observed that sport in Canada has taken a decidedly commercial turn as the Canadian Olympic Committee, the local Olympic organizing … [Read more...] about A New View of Athlete Agreements
On January 1, 2004, all sport organizations in much of Canada, including national bodies, provincial bodies, and local clubs became subject to a new piece of federal legislation relating to privacy rights. The statute is called Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, or PIPEDA, … [Read more...] about Privacy Rights – It’s a New Age
In the Spring 1999 issue of Coaches Report we discussed intellectual property when we wrote about the right of personality. Given that intellectual property, or ‘IP’ as it is known in marketing and legal circles, has become increasingly important as a source of revenue for sport organizations, we … [Read more...] about Coaches as Innovators