Bell Canada v. Red Rhino Entertainment Inc., 2019 FC 1460

Justice Norris - 2019-11-19

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The plaintiffs are well-known Canadian broadcasting and media distribution companies. Among many other things, they provide access to a wide range of television programming (for which they own the Canadian broadcasting or distribution rights) for a fee. Some people, at least, would prefer to have access to this programming without paying this fee so a market for devices that make this possible has emerged. ... Relying largely on evidence gathered by private investigators working on their behalf, the plaintiffs allege that, between December 2016 and March 2018, Red Rhino and Mr. Adwokat continued to configure, market and sell set-top boxes in breach of the interlocutory injunction. For the reasons that follow, I am satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt that the activities of Red Rhino Entertainment Inc. and Eric Adwokat between December 2016 and March 2018 described more particularly below were in breach of the interlocutory injunction and constitute contempt of Court.

Decision relates to:

  • T-759-16 - BELL CANADA ET AL. v. 1326030 ONTARIO INC. ET AL.


Canadian Intellectual Property