Archive for December, 2012

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-12-23

December 23rd, 2012

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-12-22

December 22nd, 2012

Copyright Board refuses CAB request to rescind CSI tariff

December 21st, 2012

The Copyright Board released a decision earlier today dismissing the application of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) for a decision reducing the royalties paid by commercial radio stations to CSI, AVLA/SOPROQ and ArtistI by 90 per cent, from November 7, 2012 until the Board renders a decision on the merits in the commercial radio tariff proceeding.

The CAB contended there is no longer a legal basis for a tariff targeting the reproduction of a sound recording, or a performer’s performance or work that is embodied in a sound recording, by commercial radio stations as a result of the recent Bill C-11 amendments to the Copyright Act and the fair dealing decision of the Supreme Court in SOCAN v. Bell Canada. The CAB also asked the Board to issue a decision rescinding the CSI tariff.

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-12-21

December 21st, 2012

Industry Canada CASL regulations coming

December 20th, 2012

Andre Leduc of Industry Canada gave a talk yesterday to the Council of Chief Privacy Officers at a Webinar organized by the Conference Board of Canada on the status of Canada’s anti-spam law, CASL. Andre Leduc is a Senior Policy Advisor (Spam, Cryptography and Cybercrime) with Industry Canada and was one of the architects of CASL. He has also been integrally involved in developing the Industry Canada regulations.

Andre Leduc said that CASL is likely to come into force in late 2013 at the earliest and June or July 2014, at the latest. It is most likely to be proclaimed into force early in 2014. Ultimately, this will be a decision of the Minister.

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-12-20

December 20th, 2012

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-12-19

December 19th, 2012

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-12-18

December 18th, 2012

Crown copyright and translations, Keatley Surveying v Teranet

December 17th, 2012

On Friday, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice dismissed a motion for certification of a proposed class by surveyors alleging infringement of copyright. The suit commenced by Keatley Surveying Ltd claims that Teranet Inc, the company that manages Ontario’s electronic land registry system for the Ontario Government, infringes copyright by making and distributing plans of survey in the course of those operations. In giving reasons for dismissing the motion, the court in the Keatley Surveying LTD v Teranet Inc 2102 ONSC 7120 case made a number of important statements concerning the claims for copyright infringement.*

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2012-12-17

December 17th, 2012