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Monday’s Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible.

This week the randomly selected blogs are 1. Library Boy 2. Canadian Securities Law 3. Excess Copyright 4. Eva Chan 5. Lash Condo Law

Library Boy
Library of Parliament Background Paper: How Do Digital Multinationals Legally Avoid Tax in Canada?

The Library of Parliament recently published a background paper on how large digital companies like Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon avoid corporate tax: “In October 2019, noting that a growing number of countries no longer want to wait for an international agreement to be reached and are taking unilateral measures to tax certain multinationals, including those in the digital economy, …

Canadian Securities Law
COVID-19: Public Company Operations, Governance and Disclosure Considerations

Whether the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak presents a material risk to your business operations or not, there are steps all public companies should be considering given the developments relating to this global outbreak. Those in positions to make…

Excess Copyright
Simple Solutions Simply Don’t Suffice to Solve the Slew of Song Infringement Substantial Similarity Suits

Damien Riehl and Noah Rubin have released this interesting TEDx talk https://youtu.be/sJtm0MoOgiU entitled “Copyrighting all the melodies to avoid accidental infringement”. It has gotten lots of attention. Their well-meaning but unconvincing concept is to algorithmically generate every possible melody contained in within an octave with no chromatic notes and create a huge database and dedicate it to the public domain. …

Eva Chan
Seeking a Speaking Engagement? Shout It Out!

Although you do not literally need to shout out that you are interested in a speaking role, you should tell people about this interest. Inject the speaking opportunity you seek into someone’s mind. They may be approached for speaking engagements they are unable to accept (such as due to timing) or for speaker suggestions from their network. Increase your chance of being part of their consideration. …

Lash Condo Law
New Condo Authority Tribunal (CAT) Decision

A recent Case before the Condominium Authority Tribunal of Ontario (the “Tribunal”) contains some important findings and reminders for corporations responding to records requests: Record of notices re…

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