Archive for April, 2012

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-04-30

April 30th, 2012

Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2012-04-29

April 29th, 2012

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-04-28

April 28th, 2012
  • University sector opts for ‘long-term certainty’ with copyright pact with Access Copyright #
  • "“I think there’s been a lot of fear-mongering that isn’t valid.” re AUCC agreement with Access Copyright #
  • Canada's anti-spam law takes effect next year according to Industry Minister #
  • Minister Paradis' speech announcing that CASL will be effective in 2013 #
  • Order in the Court? The Van Breda Trilogy – Part II – A New Test for Jurisdiction Simpliciter #
  • Copyhype Friday’s Endnotes – 04/27/12 #
  • How Not To Fix Copyright – Patry's lengthy response #

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-04-27

April 27th, 2012

CASL in force in 2013

April 27th, 2012

Industry Minister Paradis announced that Canada’s new anti-spam/anti-spyware bill known as CASL will become effectve sometime in 2013. In his prepared remarks to the Canada 3.0 Digital Media Forum, the Minister said: “And the anti-spam legislation, which we expect to take effect next year, will protect both Canadians and businesses against unwanted spam”.

Before CASL can become law, Industry Canada needs to finalize its regulations. New proposed regulations are expected to be published in the Canada Gazette within the next few months. There will then be a short period of time for comments before they become final.  The CRTC regulations have already been finalized.

Optus loses “TV Now” copyright appeal down under

April 26th, 2012

Earlier today, the Full Court of Australia released its decision in the National Rugby League Investments Pty Limited v Singtel Optus Pty Ltd [2012] FCAFC 59 (27 April 2012) case. In a note made available along with the reasons of the court for reversing the decision of the primary judge, the court summarized its decision as follows:

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-04-26

April 26th, 2012

Social media, intellectual property and the workplace, is there a gap in the law?

April 25th, 2012

I gave a speech earlier today at the Law Society Special Lectures on Employment Law and the New Workplace in the Social Media Age. My talk was entitled,  “Is There a Gap in Intellectual Property Law?”  My slides are shown below.

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-04-25

April 25th, 2012

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-04-24

April 24th, 2012