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Fan fiction and commercial litigation in Canada

Writing fan fiction has become a popular pastime for many fans. But when does doing so cross any legal lines? Taking an existing copyrighted piece of work and adding to it or changing it in any way could create an environment ripe for possible commercial litigation. There are laws in Canada governing such practices -- laws that protect those who create bodies of work from others either plagiarizing or stealing them.

Domain name laws and commercial litigation in Canada

Much of today's business marketing happens on the internet and so domain names have become an increasingly important factor in the branding, marketing and public relations of companies. Because the online industry is booming, there are now laws and regulations in Canada and the rest of the world dealing with issues such as domain names. In fact, there have been a significant amount of commercial litigation over who gets what name or who had the name first, etc.

The Oppression Remedy In Shareholder Disputes

The oppression remedy allows a shareholder to bring an action against a corporation with which it has a dispute. Under the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA), shareholders have the right to bring a court action if the treatment they received was considered oppressive or unfairly prejudicial.

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