Henni v Food Network Canada Inc, 2019 BCSC 660
Read full decision. Summary prepared by Alan Macek:
In the existing action, a group of individuals and one corporation claim against several corporations for breach of copyright in relation to a television show concept which focused on the mass production of foods. The plaintiffs allege that they developed a concept for a TV program suitable for the Food Network Canada Inc. (“Food Network”), which the plaintiffs titled “Food Factories”. The plaintiffs allege that the Food Network rejected their concept and then commissioned a new program called “Food Factory”, which was virtually identical to their concept. ... The amendments proposed to add three new defendants, add further facts to the existing claims, and add claims relating to “derivative programs”, breach of confidence, and unjust enrichment.