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  1. fmfranck

    Montreal Impact offseason 2018-19

    Well, he'll bring in some pace, thats for sure.
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    Nail your colours... 2019 CPL Edition

    I'll have a slight bias towards Halifax as they have signed a few ex-IMFC academy players. I'd love an away day there in the Canadian Championship (they should definitely change that name in the near feature).
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    Ballou Tabla

    Yes, I started to think about some of these possibilities (especially the context you give in points b) and c) and d)) whilst reading my post, but I didnt want to spend much more time on it. Thanks for putting it into context. I definitely overreached by saying that it was a "clear violation".
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    Montreal Area CPL Team

    Filosa has always had a very pro "Impact FO" opinion. He isn't the most knowledgable or respected soccer pundit in the province, but he does have a pretty large reach. I'm always disagreeing with him on twitter. Edit : Reading his article now. An example of his lack of knowledge, he says that Bunbury is managing the league somehow lol. 😒
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    Ballou Tabla

    I'm not used to explaining legal matters in English, but I'll try my best. Well basically the Impact logo has been photoshopped out of this image. This is the current Impact 1st team kit, and judging from Ballou's hair color, that picture would've been taken in the summer of 2017, at which point his image rights were probably owned by the Impact or MLS. 1. As a photograph, it is considered an artistic work. 2. In this case, we can assume that the Impact are the author of this image (I havent been able to find the image myself, but it clearly seems to be a promo image). 3. In such case, depending on image rights arrangements between MLS and the Impact, the image is owned by either one of these companies. Indeed, a work's initial author owns the copyright for this work (art 13 of the copyright act), but those rights can be transferred to someone else by convention. 4. With the copyright to this work, the Impact (or MLS) has "the sole right to produce or reproduce the work or any substantial part thereof". 5. Since this is clearly a reproduction of a "substantial part" of the work, it infringes on the Impact's copyright as it does not constitute fair dealing according to art 29 of the Copyright Act ("Fair dealing for the purpose of research, private study, education, parody or satire does not infringe copyright."). That's pretty much the gist of it.
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    Ballou Tabla

    It just so happens that I'm in an intellectual property class. It seems that the usage of this "Impact" image is clearly a violation.
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    Montreal Area CPL Team

    "Heard it through the grapevine" additional news. The stadium was rumored to be in Laval, but that was before the announcement of the new partners that Bunbury has managed to attract. It's unclear whether they would want the stadium to be anywhere else. Bunbury had alluded that it would cost 3M $ to bring the Laval stadium to "CanPL" standards with a capacity of about 5,000 seats.
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    Montreal Area CPL Team

    La PLC à Montréal : une annonce bientÎt? Exciting news from Bunbury. Apparently, he's putting some final touches on the consortium that he's putting together to bring a club to the greater Montréal area. He has the backing of some very professional and "business-orientated" people. He said he would be the majority shareholder in the venture. He says he has the league's support. Apparently, Québec Soccer were initially pushing for him to develop a team in Québec city, but he was focused on bringing a team to Montréal. Québec Soccer are still totally behind his project despite him choosing Montréal, as they want to bring the CanPL to the province of Québec. Bunbury hasn't spoken to Joey Saputo yet, but he has the intention of doing so soon. He mentions that his project isn't to be seen as being directly opposed to the Impact, however. He emphasizes that the aim of the CanPL is different to what MLS stands for. (Development and growth of Canadian players) No names were mentioned by Bunbury, but Marc Tougas (the journalist) paints a picture of some (french canadian) players that might be interested in the project and the appeal that it could have locally. Bunbury says that the aim is to draw in crowds of 5,000 people. He's expecting between 2,000 to 3,000 season ticket holders and he says that people are already "working on it" (??). He says that people will be intrigued by the project (of local talent) and its up to the club to keep these people interested by delivering a good product on the field.
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    CPL bilingualism

    ... nouche?
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    CPL bilingualism

    Well, it was a unilingual announcement finally. Can't say im too surprised.
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    CPL General

    Pretty much a non-event as far as the general public is concerned. Also, looked pretty amateur, unfortunately. Sigh.
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    TFC 2018-2019 Off-season

    Thats fair enough, but we'd surely be looking at a summer signing at the earliest in that case.
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    TFC 2018-2019 Off-season

    How does this Nani rumour make sense? He just came back to Sporting on a pay cut to help them out, they just won the League Cup, and now he would desert the club as they are in 2nd place in the league with a chance at the title?
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    Montreal Area CPL Team

    That is true. Obviously, I'm making these observations for what would be the best possible "Montreal area" club. But as we say in french "le meilleur est l'ennemi du bon" (perfect is the enemy of good). Better to have an un-perfect project happen now or soon, than to try unsuccessfully to put in place a "perfect" club. As an owner, obviously you want to put yourself in the best possible position to be successful and recuperate your investment, but you can't have a no-risk investment. Also, I'm making these observations as an outsider with little information to what Bunbury is planning. Who knows, maybe CEPSUM wouldn't be open to having a professional team setup there. There's a lot of information that I don't have. I'll just say that, as a Montrealer, and former laval-er, I really don't want to go to the proposed stadium location in Laval. For north shore residents, its sort of a hassle too, as it isn't close to any highways as well.
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    Montreal Area CPL Team

    Lol, saying newfies are the butt of jokes isnt the same as saying they "should" be the butt of jokes.