Open

Is it Crime to Download Movies in Canada?

  A copyright owner has the exclusive rights under the Copyright Act to communicate the work to the public. Unauthorized copying or distribution of copyrighted material is prohibited under the Copyright Act. Therefore, downloading infringing copies of copyright-protected movies is illegal. Section 3 of the Copyright Act sets out rights included in copyrighted material: For the purposes of this Act, copyright, in relation to a work, means the sole right to produce or reproduce the work or any substantial part thereof in any material form whatever, to perform the work or any substantial part thereof in public or, if the work is unpublished, to publish the work or any substantial part thereof, and includes the sole right  (a) to produce, reproduce, perform or publish any translation of the work,  (b) in the case of a dramatic work, to convert it into a novel or other non-dramatic work,  (c) in the…

23 Aug 2016

Upon arrest, can the Police search your...

18 Aug 2016

More and more information from your cell phone can be used against you at a criminal trial. The Supreme Court of Canada in R v Fearon…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Robert...

17 Aug 2016

  Robert Baltovich spent 18 years trying to prove that he did not murder his beloved girlfriend. Robert Baltovich was wrongfully convicted of killing his girlfriend.…

Is it a Crime to Write on Money?

16 Aug 2016

It is not illegal to write on bank notes in Canada. There are prohibitions, however, on reproducing a current Canadian bill electronically. The question of whether it is illegal or…

What is a First Appearance for a Criminal...

11 Aug 2016

It is wise for the accused to understand what to expect at their first court appearance. What happens at the first appearance at court for a…

#wronfullyconvictedwednesday Kyle Unger

10 Aug 2016

When Kyle Unger was only 19 years old he was wrongfully convicted of sexual assault and murder.   When Kyle Unger was only nineteen years old…

Is it a Crime to Sleep in Your Car?

9 Aug 2016

  In some circumstances you could be charged with a criminal offence for sleeping in your car. Sleeping in your car could be a crime. Determining…