Amy Conroy, a Ph.D. student at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, has written an excellent article summarizing the various legal regimes applicable to the protection of “personality rights” in Canada, from the common law tort of “appropriation of personality” to the statutory “privacy” regimes in various provinces to the civil code and Quebec Charter-based position found in Quebec. The article, “Protecting Your Personality Rights in Canada: A Matter of Property or Privacy?”, is available online, and has been published in the first issue of the University of Western Ontario Journal of Legal Studies.
About Bob Tarantino
Bob Tarantino is Counsel at Dentons Canada LLP and focuses his practice on the interface between the entertainment industries and intellectual property law, with an emphasis on film and television production, financing, licensing, distribution, and IP acquisition and protection. His clients range from artists and independent producers to Canadian distributors and foreign studios and financiers at every stage of the creative process, from development to delivery and exploitation.