Archive for June, 2012

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-06-30

June 30th, 2012
  • Order Paper and Notice Paper related to Bill C-11 including proposed amendments by Senator Moore http://t.co/TtpKpwxw #
  • Important decision on causation in law of negligence by the Sup. Ct in Clements v. Clements, 2012 SCC 32 (CanLII) http://t.co/vo8wpUGD #
  • Bill #C11 just passed Senate. 49 yeas, 29 nays via mgeist #
  • Bill #C11 the Copyright Modernization Act, has now passed Third Reading in the Senate and received Royal Assent via MusicCanada #
  • Link to Parliament web site showing Royal Assent of C-11 http://t.co/QTC4SyUZ #
  • ‘Graduated response’ returns to Ireland http://t.co/6PZlVEKS #

Copyright Bill C-11 passes Senate and given Royal Assent (updated)

June 29th, 2012

Bill C-11, The Copyright Modernization Act passed Third Reading in the House of commons and was given First Reading in the Senate on June 18, 2012. On June 26, 2012, the Bill was passed by the Senate Banking Committee. On June 27, 2012 the Senate Banking Committee reported C-11 back to the Senate without amendment. Earlier today, June 29, 2012, the Bill was passed by the Senate and given Royal Assent. It will come into force in the next few months through an order-in-council process.

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-06-29

June 29th, 2012

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-06-28

June 28th, 2012

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-06-27

June 27th, 2012

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-06-26

June 26th, 2012

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-06-25

June 25th, 2012

Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2012-06-24

June 24th, 2012

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-06-23

June 23rd, 2012

My remarks to the Senate Committee studying Bill C-11

June 22nd, 2012

The following are my opening remarks to the Senate Committee studying Bill C-11 earlier today. The link to the webcast can be found here.

I would like to thank the committee for inviting me to appear today to provide input on Bill C-11.

Before starting my remarks, I would like to give you some background about myself.

  • I am a senior partner with the law firm McCarthy Tétrault.
  • I am an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School where I teach IP law.
  • I am the author of 5 books including the leading 6 volume treatise on Computer, Internet and E-Commerce Law.