Developments in Computer, Internet and E-Commerce Law (2011-2012)

June 21st, 2012 by Barry Sookman Leave a reply »

Here are the slides used in my presentation to the Toronto Computer Lawyers Group earlier today, The Year in Review: Developments in Computer, Internet and E-Commerce Law (2011-2012). It covers significant developements since my talk last spring, Developments in Computer, Internet and E-Commerce Law (2010-2011).

The slides include a summary of the following cases:

Kraft Real Estate Investments, LLC v Homeway.com, Inc. 2012 WL 220271 (D.S.Car. Jan 24, 2012)

Swift v. Zynga Game Network, Inc., 805 F.Supp.2d 904, (N.D.Cal., 2011)

Fteja v. Facebook, Inc., 2012 WL 183896 (S.D.N.Y. 2012)

Grosvenor v. Qwest Corp., 2012 WL 602655 (D.Colo., 2012) 

One beacon Insurance Company v Crowley Marine Services, Inc. 648 F.3d 258 (5th.Cir.2011)

Crabb v Go Daddy.com, Inc 2012 WL 4479043 (D.Ariz. Sep. 27, 2012)

Jerez v JD Closeouts, LLC 2012 WL 934390 (N.Y.Dist.Ct. 2012)

Kwan v Clearwire Corp. 2012 WL 32380 (W.D. Wash. Jan 3, 2012)

Liberty’s Syndicates at Lloyd’s v Walnut Advisory Corp 2011 WL 5825777 (D.NJ. Nov 16, 2011)

Lebowitz v Dow Jones & Co, Inc 2012 WL 795525 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 12, 2012)

VS Technologies, LLC v Twitter Civil Case No. 2:11cv-43 (E.D.Virg.Jun 28, 2011)

EKD v Facebook, Inc, Civil No. 11-461-GPM.(S.D.Ill.Mar.8, 2012)

Duick v. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. 198 Cal.App.4th 1316 (2011)

Simonoff v Expedia, Inc, 643 F.3d 1202 (9th. Cir.2011)

Druet v. Girouard, 2012 NBCA 40

Other Contract Issues

R. v. Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd., 2011 SCC 42

Oz Optics Limited v. Timbercon, Inc., 2011 ONCA 714

PCM Technologies Inc. v. O’Toole, 2012 ONSC 2534

Donohue v Apple, Inc, 2012 WL 1657119 (N.D.Cal. May 10, 2012)

Loychuk v. Cougar Mountain Adventures Ltd., 2012 BCCA 122 

Rainy Sky SA & Orsd v Kookmin Bank [2011] UKSC 50 (2 November 2011) 

Jurisdiction and E-Commerce

Club Resorts Ltd. v. Van Breda, 2012 SCC 17

J. McIntyre Machinery, Ltd v Nicastro 131 S.Ct. 2780 (2011)

Breeden v. Black, 2012 SCC 19

Lucasfilm Ltd & Ors v Ainsworth & Anor [2011] UKSC 39 (27 July 2011)

Shropshire v Canning Case 10-CV-01941-LHK (N.D.Cal. Aug. 22, 2011)

Privacy

Jones v Tsige 2012 ONCA 32

United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 401 v Alberta (Attorney General), 2012 ABCA 130

Girao v. Zarek Taylor Grossman Hanrahan LLP, 2011 FC 1070

Hoang v Amazon.com, Inc. Case No. C11-1709 MJP. (W.D.Wash. Mar. 30, 2012)

Canada’s Anti-Spam Law

Richard v. Time Inc., 2012 SCC 8

Liability for Automated Processes

National Rugby League Investments Pty Limited v Singtel Optus Pty Ltd [2012] FCAFC 59 (April 2012)

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Google Inc [2012] FCAFC 49

Crookes v Newton 2011 SCC 47 

Reference re Broadcasting Act, 2012 SCC 4

Tamiz v Google Inc Google UK Ltd [2012] EWHC 449 (QB) (02 March 2012) 

Social Media Issues

Tucows.Com Co v Lojas Renner  2011 ONCA 548

Eagle v Edcomm, Inc et al 2011 WL 6739448 (E.D.Pa. Dec 22, 2011)

Baglow v. Smith, 2012 ONCA 407

Sasqua Group, Inc. v Courtney 2010 WL 3613855 (E.D.N.Y. Aug. 2, 2010), adopted 2010 WL 370468 (S.D.N.Y. Sep. 7, 2010)

Patents, Trade-Secrets and Trade-Marks

Canada (Attorney General) v. Amazon.com, Inc., 2011 FCA 328 

Merck Frosst Canada Ltd. v. Canada (Health), 2012 SCC 3

Rosetta Stone Ltd. v. Google Inc., 676 F.3d 144 (4th.Cir.2012)

Interflora Inc. v Marks & Spencer plc, ECJ Case C-323/09 22 Sept. 2011

Copyright

France Animation v Robinson, 2011 QCCA 1361, leave granted May 2012

Oracle v Google  2012 WL 1964523 (N.D.Cal. May 31, 2012)

SAS Institute v World Programming Limited ECJ 2 May 2012

CA, Inc. v ISI Pty Limited [2012] FCA 35

Roadshow Films Pty Ltd v iiNet Ltd [2012] HCA 16 (20 April 2012)

UMG Recordings v Shelter Capital Partners LLC (Veoh Networks) 101 U.S.P.Q.2d 1001 (9th. Cir. 2011)

Viacom International, Inc v YouTube, Inc. 676 F.3d 19 (2nd.Cir. 2012)

The Authors Guild v Google, Inc 2012 WL 1951790 (S.D.N.Y. May 31, 2012)

Waldman v. Thomson Reuters Corporation, 2012 ONSC 1138

The slides for the talk are below.

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