For years, the Federal Court of Canada (Court) has routinely granted protective orders providing for the handling and protection of documents and information disclosed between the parties during discovery. Recently, the Court has declined to grant such orders, both when sought on consent and when opposed, preferring for parties to rely on common law implied undertakings and contractual arrangements.
Deeth Williams Wallhttps://www.dww.com/articles/federal-court-takes-another-look-at-protective-orders
On May 8, 2019, Re:Sound and SOCAN announced that they are collaborating to form a new joint venture called Entandem. The joint venture aims to simplify performance rights music licensing by creating a single portal for businesses to pay for the licenses they need to publically play music.
Deeth Williams Wallhttps://www.dww.com/articles/resound-and-socan-collaborate-to-simplify-music-licensing
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