Archive for September, 2010

Are the TPM provisions in C-32 more restrictive than those in the DMCA?

September 30th, 2010

The US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has revised its opinion in the MGE UPS Systems Inc. v. GE Consumer and Industrial Inc. 2010 WL 3769210 (5th.Cir. Sept. 29, 2010)  case  withdrawing entirely the discussion of whether a copyright violation is a prerequisite for a violation of DMCA Section 1201(a). Instead, it affirmed the dismissal of the DMCA claim solely on the lack of proof that any GE/PMI employee actually circumvented the access control TPM and because the DMCA TPM prohibitions do not apply to “using the software after some other party disabled the code requiring a” TPM.

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2010-09-30

September 30th, 2010

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2010-09-29

September 29th, 2010

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2010-09-28

September 28th, 2010

Separating facts from hype about C-32

September 27th, 2010

Some anti-copyright critics compare the proposed copyright amendments in Bill C-32 with the copyright laws of the US to argue that Canadian copyright law with Bill C-32 passed would be more restrictive than in the US. International comparisons of copyright laws can be a very useful tool to gauge how Canadian laws stack up with international standards and norms. Regrettably, anti-copyright advocates often make their case by inaccurately and misleadingly describing US law to make it look more permissive than it is and by describing Bill C-32 in ways that makes it appear more restrictive than it is. This makes it difficult for the vast majority of the public to really assess Bill C-32 and to make properly informed judgements about it.

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2010-09-27

September 27th, 2010

Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2010-09-26

September 26th, 2010
  • Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2010-09-19 http://goo.gl/fb/F4zPT #
  • Dilbert cartoon-should people pay for books or pirate them? http://ow.ly/2GhUO #
  • US court holds that personal jurisdiction in copyright case is where the owner suffers damage, Denenberg v. LED Technologies 2010 WL 3582994 #
  • Cybercrime — Easier Than Ever To Be Accused http://viigo.im/4Svp #
  • Morality takes a beating on the Web – time to revisit safe harbours for hosters? http://viigo.im/4SvF #
  • Online Ticket Resellers Immune Under the US Communication Decency Act
    http://viigo.im/4Sw1 #
  • Tracking digital shadows: the trails of personal data we don't realize we leave http://viigo.im/4Swb #

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2010-09-25

September 25th, 2010

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2010-09-24

September 24th, 2010

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2010-09-23

September 23rd, 2010