Developments in computer, Internet and e-commerce law: the year in review (2017-2018)

June 14th, 2018 by Barry Sookman Leave a reply »

I gave my annual presentation today to the Toronto computer Lawyers’ Group on “The year in review in Computer, Internet and E-Commerce Law”. It covers the period from June 2017 to June 2018. The developments include cases from Canada, the U.S. the U.K., Singapore, Australia, and other countries.

The developments are organized into the broad topics of:

  • Jurisdiction/Online Remedies/Conflicts of Laws
  • Hyperlinks/Search Results/Computer Generated Content
  • e-Commerce & Online Agreements
  • Technology Contracting
  • Privacy
  • Copyright
  • CASL.

The cases referred to are listed below. My slides can be viewed after the case listing. These and many other cases will be added to my 7 volume book on Computer, Internet and E-Commerce Law (1988-2017).

Jurisdiction/Online Remedies/Conflicts of Laws

Haaretz.com v. Goldhar, 2018 SCC 28

Google Inc. v. Equustek Solutions Inc., 2017 SCC 34

Google LLC v. Equustek Solutions Inc. 2017 WL 5000834 (Nov 2, 2017)

Equustek Solutions Inc. v. Jack, 2018 BCSC 610

Force v. Facebook, Inc. No. 16-CV-5158 (NGG) (LB). (E.D.N.Y. Jan 17, 2018)

SAS Institute, Inc. v. World Programming Ltd., 874 F. 3d 370 (4th.Cir.2017)

College of Optometrists of Ontario et al v. Essilor Group Canada Inc., 2018 ONSC 206

British Columbia (Attorney General) v. Brecknell, 2018 BCCA 5

Spanski Enterprises, Inc. v Telewizja Polska, S.A. 883 F.3d 904 (D.Col.Cir. 2018)

US v Vaulin 2017 WL 3334861 (N.D.Ill.2017)

Nazerali v. Mitchell, 2018 BCCA 104

Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University v. Trump 2018 WL 2327290 (S.D.N.Y. May 23, 2018)

Hyperlinks/Search Results/Computer Generated Content

Goldman v. Breitbart News Network, LLC 2018 WL 911340 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 15, 2018)

The Leader’s Institute, LLC v. Jackson, 2017 WL 5629514 (N.D. Tex. Nov. 22, 2017)

Adelson v. Harris, 402 P. 3d 665 (Nev. S.Ct. 2017)

Google Inc. v Duffy [2017] SASCFC 130 (4 October 2017)

Higher Regional Court Cologne, Judgment v. 25.01.2018 – Ref . 15 U 56/17

Rankin (Rankin’s Garage & Sales) v. J.J., 2018 SCC 19

e-Commerce & Online Agreements

Douez v. Facebook, Inc., 2017 SCC 33

Demers c. Yahoo! Inc., 2017 QCCS 4154

Heller v. Uber Technologies Inc., 2018 ONSC 718

Meyer v Uber Technologies, Inc. 868 F.3d. 66 (2nd.Cir.2017)

Applebaum v Lyft, Inc, 263 F.Supp. 454 (June 26, 2017)

Ramos v Uber Tech., Inc. 2018 NY Slip Op 28162 (May 31, 2018)

Cedrom-SNI inc. c. Dose Pro Inc., 2017 QCCS 3383 

Adtrader, Inc v Google LLC 2018 WL 876950 (N.D.Cal. Apr 19, 2018)

Norcia v Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC 845 F.3d 1279 (9th.Cir.2017)

Tabet c. Equityfeed Corporation, 2017 QCCS 3303

Technology Contracting

Gonzalez v Agoda Company Pte Ltd [2017] NSWSC 1133 (28 August 2017)

Hiam v Homeaway.com, Inc 887 F.3d 542 (1st.Cir, 2018)

Rock Advertising Ltd v MWB Business Exchange Centres Ltd [2018] UKSC 24 (16 May 2018)

Calligo Limited v Professional Business Systems CI Ltd [2017] JRC 159 (02 October 2017)

Career Step, LLC v TalentMed Pty Ltd (No 2) [2018] FCA 132 (28 February 2018)

Broker Genius, Inc. v Volpone 2018 WL 2175552 (S.D.N.Y. May 11, 2018)

MediaLinx Printing Ltd. v. United Parcel Service Canada Ltd., 2018 ONSC 2946

Computer Associates UK Ltd v The Software Incubator Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 518 (19 March 2018)

Great Minds v Fedex Office and Print Services, Inc (2nd.Cir, Mr. 21, 2018)

Oracle USA, Inc v Rimini Street, Inc. (9th.Cir.Jan. 8, 2018)

Privacy

Toronto Real Estate Board v. Commissioner of Competition, 2017 FCA 236

OPC Guidelines for obtaining meaningful consent May 24, 2018

OPC Guidance on inappropriate data practices: Interpretation and application of subsection 5(3), May 2018

R v. Jones, 2017 SCC 60

R v. Marakah, 2017 SCC

Draft OPC Position on Online Reputation

Towards Privacy by Design: Review of PIPEDA, Report of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics. Feb, 2018.

Savage v Data Protection Commissioner [2018] IEHC 122;

NT 1 & NT 2 v Google LLC [2018] EWHC 799 (QB) (13 April 2018)

EU General Data Protection Regulation (25 May 2018)

CASL

Compliance and Enforcement Decision CRTC 2017-367 (Oct 19, 2017)

Undertaking: 9118-9076 QUÉBEC INC. and 9310-6359 QUÉBEC INC. (514-BILLETS) (15 Mar. 2018)

INDU Committee Report (December 2017)

Compliance and Enforcement Decision CRTC 2017-368 (Oct. 19, 2017)

Copyright

Naruto v Slater 888 F.3d 418(9th.Cir.2018)

Rearden LLC v The Walt Disney Company 293 F.Supp. 963 (N.D.Cal.2018)

Oracle America, Inc. v Google LLC 886 F.3d 1179 (Fed.Cir.2018)

Toronto Real Estate Board v Commissioner of Competition, 2017 FCA 236

Technomed Ltd & Anor v Bluecrest Health Screening Ltd & Anor [2017] EWHC 2142 (Ch) (24 August 2017)

PropertyGuru Pte Ltd v 99 Pte Ltd [2018] SGHC 52

MEI Fields Designs Ltd v Saffron Cards And Gifts Ltd & Anor [2018] EWHC 1332 (IPEC) (06 June 2018)

SCOPE OF SECTION 2.4(1.1) OF THE COPYRIGHT ACT – MAKING AVAILABLE, Copyright Board, August 25, 2017

Bell Canada v Adam Lackman dba TVADDONS.AG 2018 FCA 42

Keatley Surveying Ltd. v. Teranet Inc., 2017 ONCA 748

Cedrom-SNI inc. c. Dose Pro Inc., 2017 QCCS 3383

Fox News Network, LLC v TVEyes, Inc. 883 F.3d 169 (2nd.Cir.2018)

Voltage Pictures, LLC v. John Doe, 2017 FCA 97

Cartier International AG & Ors v British Telecommunications Plc & Anor [2018] UKSC 28 (13 June 2018)

Union Des Associations Européennes De Football v British Telecommunications Plc & Ors [2017] EWHC 3414 (Ch) (21 December 2017)

My “Year in review” presentations to the Toronto Computer Lawyers Group for prior years are available at this site. My slides from the 2016-2017 year in review talk can be found here. My slides from 2015-2016 can be found here.

My slides from earlier today can be accessed below.

Sookman_TCLG_Year_in_Review_June_2018

 

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