Robinson v. Les Films Cinar Inc,2009 QCCS 3793
Claim for infringement of copyright and moral rights in
The Adventures of Robinson Curiosity,
an educational and children'stelevision series project, by a series called
The Tribunal had no hesitation in concluding thatthe work
s an original work including drawings,synopses, scripts, scenarios, the theme song and characters.
“The qualitative criterion expresses the ideathat once we reproduce what is the essence, substance or vitalpart of a protected work it is infringement. This can happen evenif it reproduces only few lines of text also important or a singlecharacter from a comic or a few bars of a musical [work]…. TheCourt concludes that defendants have reproduced the essence,substance and vital part of the work
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