October 10, 2020

On September 18, 2020, the United States District Court Southern District of New York granted a motion for partial summary judgment with respect to liability for copyright infringement in relation to street style photography. Read more>>

September 25, 2020

Live-stream shopping platforms have become popular globally. With the increase in live shopping comes questions with respect to the various implications that this new form of shopping can have on e-commerce, intellectual property, and consumer protection laws. Read more>>

December 31, 2019

Though the decade may be coming to an end, the number of fashion-related legal battles have not. Below are some of the most noteworthy intellectual property lawsuits that have occurred in the fashion industry over the last ten years. Read more>>

November 5, 2019

Earlier this year, Warner Music Group signed a distribution deal with AI-generated music application, Endel. Developed by start-up accelerator Techstars Music’18, Endel produces personalized sounds to help users focus and relax, based on personal inputs such as the time of day, location, heart rate, and weather. The first-ever algorithm to sign a major label deal, Endel is expected to release twenty albums by the end of this year. Read more>>

April 23, 2019

This past fall, Canadian music icon Bryan Adams presented in front of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage to propose an amendment to the Canadian reversionary right. However, significant pushback has come from Committee members and various legal professionals, questioning whether amending the reversionary right is as significant an issue as Adams suggests it is. Read more>>

April 19, 2019

A few months ago, I had the opportunity to chat with Olivia Quenneville, a fourth-year student in the Professional Writing program at York University, who was at the time conducting research for an article examining art theft. Read more>>

January 11, 2019

I am happy to be sharing a project that myself and the Rumble team have been working hard to put together over the past few months. Shopping sustainably is a behaviour that I have become increasingly more cognizant of as a consumer. Read more>>

December 4, 2018

Online piracy has been an issue that the entertainment industry has been facing for years. From apps to streaming sites and internet streaming devices, consumers are finding newer and cheaper ways to watch live television and motion picture films. Though most of these services allow consumers to watch copyrighted content legally, of the users that have internet streaming devices in Canada, about seventy percent are using these devices to stream copyright infringing content. Read more>>

October 19, 2018

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending Startup Fashion Week Toronto’s second event, the Business of Fashion Conference. Kicking off the event was a warm welcome from the #SFWtoronto team and the venue sponsor, Aird & Berlis LLP - a Toronto-based law firm with a specialized law practice in helping start-ups and scale-ups grow their businesses. With discussions surrounding business and fashion, I knew I was in for a treat. Read more>>