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Column for 10 May 2006, Crown’s new powers can force writers to give up confidential information : An Ontario Court has recently released a decision that clarifies when a journalist may be forced to produce his/her notes of a confidential interview that a police officer believes contains evidence of a crime. This article includes a “Do” list for editors. By Carlos Martins and Adrienne Lee, Bersenas, Jacobsen, Chouest, Thomson, Blackburn LLP (Article, MS Word)
BLG Update on Media Law : Column for 2 February 2006
Awaken the Litigation Within: Tony Robbins Wins a Mixed Victory in the British Columbia Supreme Court: An instructive case for editors dealing with sensational stories, this one involves accusations of “wife stealing,” alleged attempted suicide, breast implants and a finding against the publisher for defamatory statements suggesting the plaintiff was a “hypocrite.” By David Crerar, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver. Originally published in the MLRC MediaLawLetter December 2005. Republished with permission.
BLG Update on Media Law, Column for 5 January 2006 : The Eyes and Ears of the Public
BLG Update on Media Law, Column for 29 September 2005 : The Bane and Antidote Must Be Taken Together
BLG Update on Media Law, Column for 15 September 2005 : Limitation Periods for Online Publishers
BLG Update on Media Law, Column for 4 August 2005 : Insurance for Copyright Infringement Claims
Column for March 2003, Libel and the Web : One Recent Case
Column for August 2002 : Media Access to Court Records
Column for February 2002 : Photo Manipulation
Column for January 2002 : Resolving Internet Domain Name Disputes
Column for October 2001 : Trademark Law for Magazine Publishers
Column for July 2001, Criteria for Issuing Search Warrants : Part 2
Column for June 2001, Search and Seizures at Magazine Offices : Part 1
Column for May 2001, Question and Answer Part II : Privacy laws will forbid use of "terminal" files
Column for April 2001, Question and Answer : How will the new privacy laws affect my magazine?
Column for January 2001, Copyright Essentials : A Question-and-Answer Guide to Copyright for Publishers