By Aventum IP Law,
Copyright, Intellectual Property
Navigating an ‘excessively formalistic’ copyright regimeThe Canadian Copyright Act requires that all assignments of, and grants of interest by licence in, a copyrighted work must be in writing and signed by the copyright owner or the owner’s authorized agent.
In cases where an author did not execute an assignment document but intended to assign copyright, courts have still traditionally refused to impose equitable assignments, given the clear wording of the legislative provisions. Read More