Blog Posts

The following is a list of some of the blog posts published on this site.

2017 February 1- PIPEDA’s global extra-territorial jurisdiction: A.T. v. Globe24h.com

2017 January 9 – Fix the Value Gap – a Reply to Michael Geist

2017 January 2- Browsewraps, fair dealing and Blacklock’s Reporter v Canada: a critical commentary

2016 December 8 – Limitations of Liability in IT Contracts: Atos v Sapient

2016 December 6 – Google v Equustek at the Supreme Court

2016 December 1 – Senate Report on Copyright Board: a Rationale for Urgent Review

2016 November 18 – PIPEDA Privacy law Given Business Friendly Interpretation by Supreme Court: RBC v Trang

2016 November 6 – Copyright Board Studied by Senate Banking Committee

2016 August 29 – CASL’s Private Right of Action

2016 July 15 – Microsoft Wins Big in Warrant Fight to Protect Privacy of User Data

2016 July 12 – Blocking Orders Against ISPs to Combat Trade-Mark Infringement Legal Says Court of Appeal in Cartier

2016 June 29 – Why Crackdown on Pirate Set-Top Boxes is Good for Innovation: a Reply to Michael Geist

2016 June 14 – The Year in Review: Developments in Computer, Internet and E-Commerce Law (2015-2016)

2016 May 29 – Reimagining the Copyright Board – My ALAI Presentation

2016 May 24 – Privacy Injunctions in the Age of the Internet and Social Media: PJS v News Group Newspapers

2016 May 5 – My Appearance Before the Trade Committee on the TPP

2016 April 27 – New Zealand Term Extension Estimate Clearly Inaccurate Says Study

2016 April 21 – My Senate Committee Appearance on the TPP

2016 April 20 – Clarifying What the TPP IP Provisions Mean in Canada for the Innovative Life Sciences Sector

2016 April 17 – Grasping at Straws: The Trouble With “The Trouble with the TPP”, a Further Reply to Michael Geist

2016 March 22 – John Kasich Trumped by CASL, Canada’s Anti-SPAM Law?

2016 March 3 – CD Howe Rejects IP Criticisms of TPP and CETA

2016 February 7 – Does the TPP Protect Canadian Cultural Policy?

2016 February 5 – Intellectual Property and the TPP: My Bloomberg TV Interview

2016 January 26 – Copyright and Technology: My ALAI Canada Talk

2016 January 22 – CBC v SODRAC: My Talk on Technological Neutrality and Copyright

2016 January 10 – Use of Metatags on Website May Infringe Trade-Mark: Red Label v 411 Travel Bugs

2016 January 7 – Why Canada Has Nothing to Fear Over TPP and Intellectual Property – My Op-ed in the FP

2015 December 31 – TPP and Trade Secrets: A wonderful Idea

2015 December 17 – Why the TPP is a Good Deal for Canadian Innovators

2015 December 15 – TPP, Copyright, E-Commerce and Digital Policy: A Reply to Michael Geist

2015 December 10 – CASL: The Looming Disaster

2015 December 9 – CASL is a Bad Law

2015 November 27 – Technological Neutrality, Technological Neutrality, Technological Neutrality: CBC v SODRAQ

2015 November 21 – CASL Gets Rogers Media

2015 November 5 – Google Liable for Defamation Through Search and Autocomplete Features: Duffy v Google

2015 October 20 – By-Passing Paywall and Circumventing TPM Sinks Fair Dealing Defense: Blacklock’s Reporter v CVA

2015 October 15 – Long Arm of EU Privacy Law: CJEU Judgment in Weltimmo v Hatóság

2015 October 12 – Schrems, What the CJEU Decided and Why it is a Problem for Canadian and Other Non-EU Businesses (Updated)

2015 October 6 – Schrems Brings Down EU-US Safe Harbour

2015 September 2 – Robert Thomson’s Keynote Address on the Distributionists

2015 August 25 – Keyword Advertising Not Passing Off: Vancouver Community College v Vancouver Career College

2015 June 18 – Digital Privacy Act (Bill S-4) Now Law

2015 June 10 – The Year in Review: Developments in Computer, Internet and E-Commerce Law (2014-2015)

2015 May 25 – Privacy by Design Certification Framework Launched by Ryerson and Deloitte

2015 May 7 – Budget Bill With Copyright Amendments Tabled in House of Commons

2015 April 30 – Economic Effects of Term Extension for Sound Recordings

2015 April 23 – Term Extension and Respect for Artists: A Reply to Michael Geist

2015 April 21 – Canada to Extend Copyright Term for Artists and Record Producers

2015 April 21 – Canada to Accede to Marrakesh Treaty and Extend Copyright Term in Sound Recordings

2015 March 30 – Safari Workaround Claimants to Get Their Day in UK Court Against Google: Google Inc v Vidal-Hall

2015 March 1 – Message Board Operators Liable for Defamatory Posts says Court: Baglow v. Smith

2015 February 19 – C.D. Howe: Copyright Board Undercompensating Artists and Depriving Rights Holders of Royalties

2015 February 16 – Cyber Threats, Information Sharing and The Digital Privacy Act

2015 February 8 – Jurisdiction Simpliciter in Copyright Cases: Geophysical Service v Arcis Seismic Solutions

2015 February 2 – Internet Justice: Mosley v Google

2015 January 25 – LSUC: The Year in Review in Copyright (2014)

2015 January 24 – User’s Guide to Canadian Copyright Tariffs

2015 January 14 – CASL: The Unofficial FAQ, Regulatory Impact Statement, and Compliance Guidelines

2015 January 2 – Copyright Law 2014: The Year in Review

2014 December 11 – Cell Phone Searches Legal Says SCOC: R v Fearon

2014 December 8 – The Pirate Bay Blocked in France

2014 December 1 – The “Right to be Forgotten” Guideline From the Article 29 Working Party

2014 November 25 – Proving Copyright Infringement: John Kaldor Fabricmaker v Lee Ann Fashions

2014 November 24 – CASL: Getting Consents for Upgrades to Computer Programs on Pre-Installed and Resold Devices

2014 November 18 – CASL: When is a Computer Program Installed or Caused to be Installed According to the CRTC

2014 November 17 – CASL Spamaflop Not Constitutional

2014 November 16 – Good Faith and Honesty Contractual Obligations Says Supreme Court: Bhasinv Hrynew

2014 November 12 – CASL Computer Program Guidance From the CRTC

2014 November 10 – Digital Privacy Act: Important Work Still to be Done by the INDU Committee

2014 October 9 – Canadian IT Law Association – 18th Annual Conference

2014 September 18 – CASL’s Inscrutable Computer Program Provisions to be Tackled by CRTC

2014 September 4 – Technological Neutrality and Copyright: Supreme Court Grants Leave to Clarify Scope in CBC v SODRAC

2014 August 25 – Online Vendors Owe Purchasers a Duty of Care Says an Ontario Court: Hazjizadeh v Canada

2014 August 13 – Michael Geist’s Attack on Artists Over Tariff 8

2014 July 23 – Google Ordered by BC Court to Block Websites: Equustek Solutions Inc. v Jack (Updated)

2014 July 21 – YouTube, Facebook, Netflix liable to Pay for Music in Canada Rules Copyright Board

2014 July 14 – Michael Geist’s Defense of Canada’s Indefensible Anti-SPAM Law CASL

2014 July 8 – CASL: Myths About Canada’s Anti-SPAM Law

2014 July 7 – Canada’s Anti-SPAM Law Perspectives

2014 July 5 – CASL Enforcement Against Charities Clarified by CRTC

2014 July 4 – CASL Spamaflop

2014 June 26 – Aereo: SCOTUS Rules Its Service Infringing

2014 June 21 – CASL’s Effect on Small Business

2014 June 17 – Notice and Notice Regime Under C-11 Coming Into Force

2014 June 13 – Internet Users’ Privacy and Anonymity protected by Supreme Court: R v Spencer

2014 June 8 – CASL Clarified by CRTC at Information Sessions

2014 June 5 – Developments in Computer, Internet and E-commerce Law (2013-2014)

2014 June 2 – Canada’s Most Influential Lawyers?

2014 May 29 – Reimagining the Copyright Board – My ALAI Presentation

2014 May 24 – Privacy Injunctions in the Age of the Internet and Social Media: PJS v News Group Newspapers

2014 May 5 – My Appearance Before the Trade Committee on the TPP

2014 April 27 – Orphan Works: the Canadian Solution

2014 April 13 – Law an Innovation: Is Intellectual Property a Path to Progress

2014 April 8 – Canada to Amend PIPEDA With the Digital Privacy Act

2014 April 7 – CASL Don’t Forget About the Computer Program “Malware” and “Spyware” Provisions

2014 March 30 – Blocking Orders Against IPs Legal in the EU: UPC Telekabel Wien

2014 March 3 – Aereo Infringes Says International Associations and Copyright Scholars to SCOTUS

2014 March 1 – Canada’s Anti-SPAM Law CASL Applies to You Even if You Aren’t in Canada

2014 February 13 – When Hyperlinks Infringe Copyright: Svensson v Retriever Sverige

2014 February 11 – IP and the Digital Economy in the Federal Budget

2014 February 10 – McCarthy Tétrault Releases CASL Compliance Toolkit

2014 January 17 – Copyright Law 2013: The Year in Review

2014 January 8 – Excluding Damages for Wrongful Contract Terminations: AB v CD

2014 January 5 – The Google Book Project: Is It Fair Use?

2013 December 24 – Robinson v Cinar in the Supreme Court

2013 December 18 – CRTC FAQ on CASL

2013 December 16 – The Industry Canada CASL Regulations and RIAS: A Lost Opportunity

2013 December 14 – Legislative and Judicial Approaches to Internet Regulation: CASL as a Case Study

2013 December 4 – CASL Industry Canada Regulations: Summary and Comments

2013 December 4 – Industry Canada CASL Regulations Published

2013 November 26 – Intellectual Property Education: Are Canadian Law Schools Doing Enough to Support Innovation?

2013 November 18 – Streaming Websites Blocked in UK: Paramount v Sky

2013 November15 – Alberta PIPA Violates Charter Says Supreme Court in IPC v United Food and Commercial Workers

2013 November 13 – CASL Marches Towards Starting Gate

2013 November 7 – CASL – AN FAQ

2013 November 5 – Combating Counterfeit Products Act Before Standing Committee

2013 October 28 – OSFI Sets Sights on Cyber Security Threats with Release of Guidance

2013 October 27 – IT.CAN Conference Highlights

2013 October 17 – isoHunt Shut Down

2013 October 15 – Is Unauthorized Online Copying Theft and Does it Hurt Creators?

2013 October 10 – Dr Ficsor on the Marrakesh Treaty

2013 October 10 – UGC Under Canadian Copyright Law: Does the Exception Conform to International Law?

2013 October 6 – Cyber Security and Lawyers

2013 October 1 – Using Social Networking in Business Development

2013 September 30 – Canada’s Anti-SPAM Law and Universities

2013 September 18 – Internet and Copyright: Significant Developments

2013 September 16 – Michael Geist on CASL: Flaws Not Festivus Grievances

2013 September 10 – U.S. Federal Circuit Bar Association IP Conference Coming to Toronto

2013 September 9 – NSA Spying, Cyber Security and Liability under Canada’s Anti-SPAM Spyware Law CASL

2013 September 5 – Copyright: Cases and Commentary on the Canadian and International Law

2013 September 3 – Private Copying Levy on Death Row

2013 August 15 – Supreme Court Take Another Copyright Case: Canadian Artists’ Representation v National Gallery of Canada

2013 July 18 – Aereo Heading to the US Supreme Court

2013 July 17 – Merck Awarded Blockbustser Damages for Apotex’s Patent Infringement

2013 June 27 – Developments in Computer, Internet and E-Commerce Law (2012-2013)

2013 June 19 – Representations, Warranties and Indemnities in IT Transactions

2013 June 18 – Implications of Canada’s Anti-SPAM Legislation (CASL) for IT Business

2013 June 17 – Retirement of Mario Bouchard from Copyright Board

2013 June 12 – Internet Pharmacies Selling Drugs to Americans Illegal: Ontario College of Pharmacists v Global Pharmacy Canada

2013 June 7 – Challenges of Cloud Computing

2013 June 3 – C-56 Combating Counterfeit Products Act gets Second Reading in House

2013 May 28 – Making Social Networks Remediate Defamation Enabled by Their Platforms: McKeogh v Facebook

2013 May 27 – Liability of Ex-Employees for Breach of Confidence: Vestergaard Frandsen v Bestnet Europe

2013 May 21 – Are Smartphones Computer Systems Under the Criminal Code? R v Cockell

2013 May 14 – Privacy Commissioners Speak About Getting Accountability Right at CLHIA Conference

2013 May 10 – Problems with Copyright Assignments: Righthaven, Tremblay and POPS

2013 May 6 – Fair Use for Australia? A Report From the Kernaochan Centre

2013 April 29 – Courts Busy With Copyright: Meltwater UKSC, Viacom v YouTube, UMG v Escape, Cariou v Prince

2013 April 26 – World Intellectual Property Day

2013 April 16 – CRTC Reports on CASL Consultation

2013 April 8 – Access Copyright Moves to Collect Royalties

2013 April 8 – Cablevision: How It and Its Doctrines Have Fared Around the World

2013 April 8 – Capital Records v ReDigi: Resale of Digital Music Copyright Infringement

2013 April 5 – Crown Bound by Copyright Act: Manitoba v Access Copyright

2013 April 2 – Aereo Legal for Now in New York

2013 March 28 – Wiretap Intercept Rules Apply to Mobile Text Messages says Supreme Court: R v TELUS

2013 March 25 – A Big Week i Copyright, Kirstaeng, isoHunt and Associated Press v Meltwater

2013 March 20 – Managing Intellectual Property North America Awards

2013 March 17 – UMB v Veoh: US Appeal Court Sides with Veoh in Appeal

2013 March 13 – Criminal Copyright Convictions of The Pirate Bay Operators “Necessity in Democratic Society” says Human Rights Court

2013 March 13 – How to Avoid Misleading Disclosures in Online Advertising

2013 March 8 – Internet Retransmission of Broadcasts a Communication to the Public, Rules the CJEU

2013 March 4 – The Combating Counterfeit Products Act

2013 March 1 – Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL), Too Much of a Good Thing

2013 February 21 – Charities, Non-Profits and CASL

2013 February 20 – Google Liability for Defamation on Blogger.com: Tamiz v Google

2013 February 19 – CASL: the Submissions to Industry Canada on the Draft Regulations

2013 February 18 – Has the CRTC Compromised its Judicial Independence on CASL?

2013 February 13 – Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Cinar/Robinson Copyright Cases (Updated)

2013 February 6 – Google Wins Sponsored Links Case in Australia

2013 February 5 – Evaluating the Industry Canada CASL Regulations: My Submission to the Consultation

2013 February 1 – Evaluating the Industry Canada CASL Regulations: Countering Cyber-Security Threats

2013 January 30 – Evaluating the Industry Canada CASL Regulations: Defining Commercial Electronic Message

2013 January 25 – Evaluating the Industry Canada CASL Regulations: Jurisdictional Overreach

2013 January 22 – Evaluating the IC CASL Regulations: the B2B Exception and Non-Business Entities

2013 January 21 – Evaluating the Industry Canada CASL Regulations: the B2B Exception (Part I-SMEs)

2013 January 18 – Evaluating the Industry Canada CASL Regulations: Family Relationships and Personal Relationships

2013 January 16 – Evaluating the Industry Canada CASL Regulations: How to Assess Them

2013 January 15 – CRTC Guidance on Interpreting its CASL Regulations and Guidelines at the IT.CAN/TCLG Meeting

2013 January 14 – Evaluating the Industry Canada CASL Regulations: Why They are Needed

2013 January 12 – Intellectual Property Law in Canada: Cases and Commentary

2013 January 11 – Copyright Law 2012: The Year in Review in Canada and Around the World

2013 January 4 – Industry Canada CASL Draft Regulations Now Available

2013 January 3 – Most Popular Intellectual Property and Technology Law Blogs

2012 December 31 – Canadian Law Blog Awards Announced

2012 December 28 – Strangest Copyright Cases of 2012

2012 December 21 – Copyright Board Refuses CAB Request to Rescind CSI Tariff

2012 December 20 – Industry Canada CASL Regulations Coming

2012 December 17 – Crown Copyright and Translations, Keatley Surveying v Teranet

2012 December 14 – Homeaway.com Decision Threatens to Re-write Trade-mark Law in Canada (But Is it for the Better?)

2012 December 14 – Supreme Court Nixes Value for Signal Regime

2012 December 12 – Justice Rothstein on the Copyright Pentology

2012 December 11 – CRTC Clarifies Questions About CASL

2012 December 7 – Copyright Board to Construe the Making Available Right

2012 December 4 – Flexible Exceptions to Copyright Have Negative Economic Costs, Says Study

2012 November 28 – Search Engines Liability for Defamation – Trkulja v Google

2012 November 14 – SOCAN Sued for $15 Million Refund of Ringtones Payments

2012 November 9 – Making European Copyright Fit for Purpose in the Age of the Internet

2012 November 8 – Viagra Patent Declared Invalid by Supreme Court of Canada

2012 November 7 – Change and the Copyright Modernization Act

2012 November 3 – Technology Challenges Law

2012 October 30 – Copyright Modernization Act Soon to be Law in Canada

2012 October 27 – IPC v UFCW Charter/Privacy Case Going to Supreme Court (Updated)

2012 October 21 – Charter Protects Employees’ Privacy in Data Stored on Employer Computers Rules Supreme Court in R v Cole

2012 October 16 – CRTC Issues CASL (Canada’s Anti-Spam Law) Guidelines, Background and Commentary

2012 October 10 – The French Hadopi Law, its History, Operation and Effectiveness

2012 October 8 – Copyright Board Values Music Used in Online Music Services

2012 October 3 – Upcoming IP/IT Events You Won’t Want to Miss

2012 September 28 – Privacy Protects Anonymity in Cyberbulling Case Says Supreme Court

2012 September 26 – When a Tweet Crosses the Line

2012 September 24 – Even More on Access Copyright and the Supreme Court: Eviscerated or Not?

2012 September 24 – Canada a Country in Copyright Transition Says US Congressional Anti-Piracy Caucus

2012 September 20 – Are “Browse Wrap” Agreement Enforceable After the Century 21 v Rogers Communications Case?

2012 September 12 – Did the Supreme Court Eviscerate Access Copyright’s Business Model? A Reply to Michael Geist

2012 August 28 – IVI Copyright Injunction in the Public Interest Says US Appeals Court

2012 August 24 – Was the $675,000 Damage Award Against Joel Tenenbaum for File Sharing Excessive?

2012 August 23 – Fair Use for Australia?

2012 August 20 – The Andersen P2P File Sharing Study on the Purchase of Music CSs in Canada

2012 August 13 – Google’s Plans to Prioritize Legitimate Online Content

2012 August 8 – Understanding Flava Works v myVidster: Does Inline Linking Infringe Copyright?

2012 July 31 – Did the Supreme Court Supplant the Market for Access Copyright Licenses?

2012 July 23 – Supreme Court Decisions to Affect Future Copyright Board Cases

2012 July 12 – The Supreme Court Rules on Copyright in a Pentology of Cases

2012 July 9 – Supreme Court of Canada to Release Reasons in Five Copyright Cases

2012 June 29 – Copyright Bill C-11 Passes Senate and Given Royal Assent (Updated)

2012 June 22 – My Remarks to the Senate Committee Studying Bill C-11

2012 June 21 – Developments in Computer, Internet and E-Commerce Law (2011-2012)

2012 June 3 – So You Want to Protect Computer Programs by Copyright, the Oracle v Google and SAS v WPL Cases (Updated)

2012 May 23 – Contracting For a Cloud Computing Deal?

2012 May 22 – New CASL Regulations Coming But Will They Fall Short?

2012 April 27 – CASL in Force in 2013

2012 April 26 – Optus Loses “TV Now” Copyright Appeal Down Under

2012 April 25 – Social Media, Intellectual Property and the Workplace, is There a Gap in the Law?

2012 April 20 – iiNet Not Responsible for Customers’ Infringing Acts Says Australia High Court

2012 April 20 – Holocaust Remembrance and Copyright

2012 April 17 – Value for Signal Case in Supreme Court Today

2012 April 1 – Robert Levine and Brett Danaher at CMW

2012 March 29 – Reflections on the New CRTC CASL Regulations

2012 March 14 – CRTC Finalizes CASL Regulations

2012 March 13 – Bill C-11 Ready for Third Reading

2012 March 12 – Michael Geist: A Question of Values

2102 March 3 – No Freedom to Hack Access into the Internet, Says US Judge

2012 March 1 – B-10 Outsourcing Guideline Applies to Cloud Computing Says OSFI

2012 February 27 – Why is the EU Asking the ECJ to Review ACTA and Does it Matter?

2012 February 22 – Keeping The Pirate Bays at Bay: Using Blocking Orders to Curtail Infringements

2012 February 19 – Bill C-11 off to Legislative Committee (Updated)

2012 February 15 – Is Google News Legal? (Updated)

2012 February 9 – ISPs Not Broadcast Undertakings Says Supreme Court

2012 February 8 – Bill C-11 to be Law by April

2012 February 8 – Reining in the Rhetoric on Copyright Reform

2012 February 2 – P2P File Sharing Hurts Music Sales in Canada, Study Finds

2012 February 1 – Chief Justice Asks: Will Accuracy and Fairness be Casualties of the Social Media Era?

2012 January 29 – Redefining Copyright in the Digital Era

2012 January 26 – EU Commission Proposes Comprehensive Reform of Data Protection Rules

2012 January 18 – Ontario Recognizes Privacy Tort of Intrusion Upon Seclusion

2012 January 18 – Do Linking Sites Infringe Copyright?

2012 January 16 – Supreme Court to Hear Whether ISPs are Broadcasting Undertakings

2012 January 13 – Copyright Law 2011 – The Year in Review in Canada and Around the World

2012 January 9 – Cyberlockers, Social Media Sites and Copyright Liability

2012 January 9 – Law Society Gives Lawyers Social Media Guidance

2012 January 3 – Will it be Illegal to Recommend a Dentist Under Canada’s New Anti-Spam Law (CASL)?

2012 January 2 – France Animation v Robinson – a Case Comment

2011 December 31 – Canadian Patent Office Allows Amaon.com’s “one-click” Patent

2011 December 23 – Canada is Market for TPM Trafficking and Bittorent Indexing Sites says USTR Report

2011 December 14 – DNS Blocking and Filtering in the EU

2011 December 9 – Webcasts of the Supreme Court Copyright Cases Now Available

2011 December 9 – UK: “Not Practical” to Adopt US Fair Use

2011 November 25 – Copyright Coming to the Supreme Court of Canada

2011 November 5 – Jurisdiction in the Internet Age

2011 October 28 – IT.CAN Annual IP Update

2011 October 28 – Legislative Committee for C-11

2011 October 21 – Supreme Court Denies Leave in Satellite Radio Copyright Case

2011 October 20 – Hyperlinking and ISP Liability Clarified by Supreme Court in Crookes Case

2011 October 19 – Copyright Bill C-11 Gets Second Reading in the House of Commons

2011 October 17 – Canada’s New Anti-Spam Law: Too Much of a Good Thing?

2011 October 11 – Belgium ISPs Ordered to Block The Pirate Bay

2011 October 4 – ASCAP Case Highlights Differences in Canadian and US Copyright Law

2011 October 3 – Some Observations on Bill C-11: The Copyright Modernization Act

2011 September 30 – Canada Signs ACTA

2011 September 29 – Supreme Court to Hear “Value for Signal” Appeal

2011 September 27 – Copyright and Privacy Bills to be Introduced in House of Commons

2011 September 27 – Signing Ceremony for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) this Weekend

2011 September 20 – Electronic Commerce Protection Regulations – Much Work Remains

2011 September 15 – UK Culture Secretary Calls for Boldness in Dealing With Online Piracy

2011 September 10 – What’s Next for Copyright Reform in Canada? (Updated)

2011 September 8 – Website Terms, Copyright Used to Shut Down Real Estate Data Scraping in Century 21 v Rogers

2011 September 7 – Fixing CASL: Comments on the Draft CRTC and Industry Canada Regulations

2011 September 7 – Indirect Theories of Copyright Liability

2011 September 6 – Technological Change and Copyright

2011 August 24 – Are Music Storage Lockers Legal in the US?

2011 August 24 – University Course Packs Going Digital

2011 August 10 – UK Moving Ahead with Graduated Response After Hargreaves Review of IP

2011 August 4 – UK to Get Even Tougher with IP Crime

2011 August 3 – UK Proposals to Modernize UK Copyright Act Released

2011 August 2 – Government of Canada Launches Anti-Spam Information Website

2011 August 1 – UK Copyright Caselaw Update: The Lucasfilm, BT, ITV and Meltwater Cases

2011 July 18 – Draft FISA (Anti-SPAM) Regulations Published by CRTC and Industry Canada (Updated)

2011 June 24 – C-32 Copyright Bill Described in WTO Reports

2011 June 20 – Who Bears the Risk of Loss When a Corporate Bank Account is Hacked?

2011 June 16 – Is an Internet Posting of a Work a World-Wide Publication for Copyright Purposes?

2011 June 15 – Developments in Computer, Internet and E-Commerce Law (2010-2011)

2011 June 13 – UN Report on Internet Disconnection Flawed and Contrary to Jurisprudence

2011 June 3 – Throne Speech Promises Swift Passage of Copyright Amendments

2011 May 30 – G8 Declaration: Internet and IP Critical to Innovation

2011 May 26 – A Masterpiece for Brand Owners – The Supreme Court of Canada Makes it Easier to Enforce Your Trade-Mark

2011 May 25 – Rethinking CASL (with Lorne Salzman)

2011 May 15 – Supreme Court Rules on Whether Access Laws Apply to Records of PMO But Not Which Records are Personal Information

2011 May 7 – The OPC on Online Tracking, Profiling and Targeting and Cloud Computer

2011 May 4 – Significant Privacy law Decision: Leon’s Furniture v Alberta (IPC)

2011 May 2 – Canada Back on the USTR 2011 Special 301 Watch List

2011 April 25 – C-32 and the BlackBerry PlayBook: A Reply to Michael Geist

2011 April 14 – YouTube Adopts “Copyright School” to Stop Copyright Infringement

2011 April 14 – New Zealand Passes Law to Reduce Online File Sharing

2011 April 13 – Charlie Crist Official Apology to David Byrne for Copyright Infringement

2011 April 12 – Who Profits from Piracy?

2011 April 11 – Liberal Digital Canada Plan and Copyright

2011 April 8 – Conservative Party Platform on Copyright

2011 April 6 – Amazon Files Brief to Federal Court of Appeal in the One-Click Patent Case

2011 April 4 – Rethinking Notice and Notice After C-32 (Now C-11)

2011 March 25 – C-60, C-61, C-32?

2011 March 22 – US Court: Google Book Settlement Not “Fair, Adequate and Reasonable”

2011 March 21 – What Art Copyrights and Sandwiches Have in Common

2011 March 18 – Margaret Atwood at the Parliamentary Committee on Bill C-32

2011 March 9 – Are Canada’s Copyright Laws Friendly or Unfriendly Towards Wealth Destroyers According to Prof. Geist?

2011 March 8 – iiNet Court Backs Reasonableness of Graduated Response to Stop Illegal File Sharing

2011 February 28 – Canada : Online Piracy and Problem Hurting Artists, Creators and the Economy

2011 February 22 – Clearing Up the Copyright Confusion (Part II)

2011 February 19 – Is Copyright Part of the FTA or NAFTA?

2011 February 18 – C-32 Enablement Remedy Targets Secondary Copyright Infringement

2011 February 11 – Naming Canada’s Anti-Spam/Anti-Spyware Law

2011 February 6 – Name Canada’s Anti-Spam/Anti-Spyware Law

2011 February 3 – New Permit for Exports and Technology Transfers to EU Plus Five Countries

2011 February 2 – IIC Estimates Global Economic and Social Impacts of Counterfeiting and Piracy

2011 January 31 – Google’s Search Service Exonerated from Copyright Liability by a French Court

2011 January 26 – Impacts of Bill C-28 (The New Anti-SPAM and Anti-Spyware Legislation)

2011 January 26 – En Réponse à «Pour démêler la confusion à l’égard du droit d’auteur» (Clearing Up the Copyright Confusion), du Professeur Michael Geist

2011 January 18 – Robertson 2 Copyright Class Action Settles

2011 January 13 – Copyright Law 2010 – The Year in Review in Canada and Around the World

2011 January 9 – A Response to Professor Michael Geist’s Clearing Up the Copyright Confusion

2011 January 9 – EU Highlights Role of ISPs, Damages and Trade Agreements in Reducing IP Infringements

2011 January 6 – Canada Passes Anti-Spam and Anti-Spyware Law

2011 January 2 – Signs Your Ex Wants to Get Back With You

2010 December 23 – Copyright Board Grants Interim Relief to Access Copyright

2010 December 20 – Teachings From the Blizzard WoW Case

2010 December 16 – Federal Court of Appeal Decides the Satellite Radio JRs

2010 December 16 – Liberals Announce Proposals to Amend Bill C-32

2010 December 16 – Bill C-28 (SPAM Bill) Gets Royal Assent

2010 December 15 – Is There Copyright in a Directory Produced by a Computer? The Telstra Case

2010 December 14 – An FAQ on TPMs, Copyright and Bill C-32

2010 December 8 – Key Issues on the Legal Protection for TPMs Under Bill C-32

2010 December 1 – My C-32 Opening Remarks

2010 November 27 – The Pirate Bay Operators Lose Criminal Appeal and Sent to Prison

2010 November 24 – Separating Copyright Fiction From Facts About C-32’s TPM Provisions

2010 November 18 – Legislative Committee for C-32 Selected

2010 November 17 – Bill C-32’s Fair Dealing and Other New Copyright Exceptions

2010 November 15 – Amazon.com Going to the Federal Court of Appeal

2010 November 9 – Some Observations About the Debates on Bill C-32 in the House of Commons

2010 October 30 – Bill C-32 – Impacts on the IT Community

2010 October 25 – Turning Up the Rhetoric on C-32’s TPM Provisions

2010 October 21 – Export Controls Alert: Canada Issues New Guidance on Encryption Controls

2010 October 15 – With “One Click”, Business Methods Are Patentable in Canada

2010 October 11 – EMI Records v UPC – the Case for Legislative Solutions to Illegal File Sharing

2010 October 11 – The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) – a Summary of the Final Terms

2010 October 1 – STM to to Ministers Moore and Clement: C-32 Will Seriously Prejudice Rightsholders

2010 September 30 – Are the TPM Provisions in C-32 More Restrictive Than Those in the DMCA?

2010 September 27 – Separating Facts from Hype About C-32

2010 September 20 – copyrightgetitright

2010 September 17 – RCMP Report Details Canada’s Serious Counterfeiting and Piracy Problems

2010 September 16 – OECD Report: IPR Reforms Deliver Positive Economic Results

2010 September 15 – Geist: Tough IP Laws Suppress Political Dissent

2010 September 3 – Federal Court of Appeal Dismisses Tariff 22 JRs

2010 August 23 – ACTA progress Announced with Plans to Release Final Draft in September

2010 August 14 – Toronto Star Says Proposed Exception for Education in C-32 Needs Rethinking

2010 August 13 – SOCAN Seeks Leave to Supreme Court on Whether an Online Preview is a Fair Dealing

2010 August 13 – “Musicians Have Rights, Too”, Maia Davies

2010 August 5 – Property and Progress Made Possible by Respecting Copyrights

2010 July 29 – MGE v GE – What Did the 5th Circuit Decide About the Scope of the DMCA TPM Provisions and Was it Right?

2010 July 27 – Copyright Office Exempts Six Classes of Works from DMCA’s Access Control Anti-Circumvention Prohibitions

2010 July 27 – Educational Tariff Certified by Copyright Board Upheld by Federal Court of Appeal

2010 July 24 – Copyright Doesn’t Protect Dolls with a “Bratty Look”

2010 July 23 – Study Shows 97% of Torrents Relate to Infringing Copyright Content

2010 July 21 – Canadian Government Undertaking Industry Consultations on Cryptography Export Permit Process

2010 July 20 – ACTA and TPMs

2010 July 18 – When do Broadcasters Reproduce Works ? The Copyright Board Clarifies the Law in the Commercial Radio Tariff Case

2010 July 4 – ACTA Will Not Create New IPRs or Interfere with Fundamental Liberties Statement Says

2010 July 2 – Are Business Methods Patentable Under Bilski in the US?

2010 June 23 – Minister Moore’s Speech on C-32

June 2010 18 – Export Controls Alert: Canada’s Response to Liberalization of Controls on Ancillary Encryption

2010 June 17 – Legends and Reality About the 1996 WIPO Treaties in the Light of Certain Comments on Bill C-32

2010 June 3 – Some Thoughts on Bill-C-32: An Act to Modernize Canada’s Copyright Laws

2010 May 27 – Future of Music Coalition Panel: DC Policy Day 2010 – Focus on ACTA

2010 May 26 – Developments in Computer, Internet and E-Commerce Law (2009 – 2010)

2010 May 25 – Government Introduces Bills to Fight SPAM and Spyware and to Amend PIPEDA

2010 May 21 – IsoHunt Permanently Enjoined by US Court

2010 May 19 – Copyright and the Great Socialist Degradation

2010 May 17 – Are Internet Previews of Music a Fair Dealing Under Copyright?

2010 May 14 – John Degen “Weapons Down, Please”

2010 May 13 – What do LimeWire, Napster, Kazaa, and IsoHunt all Have in Common?

2010 May 11 – “A Robust Copyright Regime Would – Permit Market Forces to Operate Properly”

2010 May 10 – Geist: “STFU” Until You See the Bill”

2010 May 6 – Canada’s New Copyright Bill: What Will it Look Like?

2010 April 30 – Canada Again Named to USTR’s Priority Watch List for Weak IP Laws

2010 April 30 – Canada Called out for Weak Copyright Laws by IFPI and at the Heritage Committee

2010 April 26 – Graduated Response: A Least Cost Solution to Reducing Online Copyright Infringement

2010 April 21 – The Owens Analysis of the Canadian Copyright Consultations: What are the Implications?

2010 April 19 – Is Graduated Response Necessary to Protect Human Rights From Online Copyright Infringement?

2010 April 15 – Levy Debate Sparks Impassioned Please in Parliament for Copyright Reform

2010 April 14 – Calling Out Misreporting About ACTA

2010 April 13 – More Hype Than Facts About ACTA From its Critics

2010 April 6 – Develop a Prudent Intellectual Property Policy by Reading Shakespeare’s Hamlet, says Judge

2010 April 2 – Injunction to Issue Against IsoHunt in a Busy Month for the Courts

2010 March 22 – Does Canada Already Have Fair Use?

2010 March 18 – Should Canada Adopt “Fair Use” as Proposed by NDP MP Charlie Angus?

2010 March 15 – God of War and the Idea Expression Dichotomy in Copyright Law

2010 March 11 – Murdoch Urges Reforms to Stem Online Copyright Free Riding

2010 March 10 – Canadian Government Launches Consultations on Encryption Controls

2010 March 9 – A Framework for Voluntary Graduated Response in Online Copyright Enforcement

2010 March 8 – What Did the Supreme Court of Canada Say About Notice and Notice in the SOCAN Tariff 22 Case?

2010 March 4 – The Speech From the Throne: a Digital Strategy and IP Reform

2010 February 25 – Misinterpreting the IPR 2010 Report

2010 February 19 – Canada Again in the Penalty Box Over Poor IP Laws and Enforcement According to 2010 IIPA 301 Report

2010 February 17 – Reflections on the Liberal Roundtable on the Digital Economy

2010 February 16 – Supreme Court Kills Fundamental Breach in Enforcement of Liability Disclaimers in Tercon

2010 February 12 – Digital Copying and Libraries: Copyright and Licensing Considerations

2010 February 11 – How Can Copyright Reform Best Balance the Rights of Creators, Intermediaries and Users?

2010 February 9 – Stealing is Not a Form of Flattery, Nor is it Sincere…

2010 February 8 – My New Intellectual Property Law Case Book

2010 February 8 – The Fallout from iiNet: Markets and Laws Failing in Face of Net Piracy

2010 February 5 – Debating Graduated Response at the Center for Democracy and Technology

2010 February 5 – Where is Canada’s Plan for the Digital Age?

2010 February 2 – A Reply to ACTA Critics

2010 February 1 – The Costs and Benefits of Graduated Response in Copyright Enforcement

2010 January 26 – Clinton’s Remarks on Internet Freedom

2010 January 25 – Challenges for Digital Britain: Broadband Access, Copyright and Business Models

2010 January 20 – Graduated Response and Copyright: An Idea That is Right for the Times

2010 January 19 – The Italian Pirate Bay Case: What did the Court Order and Why?

2010 January 18 – The Epidemic of Online Book Piracy

2010 January 15 – Canadian and International Copyright – The Year in Review (2009) Presentation for LSUC

2010 January 12 – Eight Things worth Proroguing on TV: Pirating TV Shows from BitTorrent

2010 January 11 – Editions du Seuil v Google: What Reasons did the French Court Give for Holding Google Liable for Copyright Infringement?

2010 January 7 – Critiquing Copyright Canards

2010 January 4 – Is Minister Clement Following the UK to Bring us a Much Needed “Digital Canada” Strategy?

2010 January 1 – ITIF Report: Strategies for Reducing Digital Piracy

2009 December 28 – Toying with Funny Math to Downplay Canada’s role as a Piracy Haven

2009 December 25 – Fung and Isohunt found liable for Inducing Worldwide Copyright Infringement

2009 December 23 – Dr. Ficsor is Right: Prof. Geist is Wrong About the WIPO Internet Treaties

2009 December 17 – Open Source Movement Gets Big Boost From Copyright Laws and DMCA in Jacobson v Katzer

2009 December 16 – UK Court Finds Online Gaming System Non-Patentable Subject Matter

2009 December 15 – Canada’s Embarrassing Place in the BitTorrent Rankings, Torrentz.com and IsoHunt World Leaders

2009 December 14 – Non-Commercial P2P File Sharing is Not Fair Use Says Court in Sony BMG v Tenanbaum Case

2009 December 13 – UK Launches Consultations on Copyright Exceptions

2009 December 8 – Michael Geist Inflates Pending Lists Claim to Vilify Record Labels

2009 December 5 – Supreme Court Convicts Alberta Man for Internet Child Luring

2009 December 4 – Rejection of Amazon’s One-Click Patent Attacked in Appeal Brief

2009 November 28 – Getting the Straight Goods on ACTA, Check Your Sources

2009 November 27 – Mininova Gona, Who’s Left and Where are They Located?

2009 November 24 – OECD Counterfeiting Report Misinterpreted to Support Myth of Canada as a Low Piracy Country

2009 November 22 – Graduated Response Mapped out in UK Digital Economy Bill

2009 November 22 – More Fickle Than Fair: Why Canada Should Not Adopt a Fair Use Regime (with Dan Glover)

2009 November 20 – Support for ACTA Urged by Over 20 Leading Organizations

2009 November 20 – MPAA ACTA Letter to Chairman Leahy

2009 November 20 – Sacking Employees for Misuse of Computers and Internet Access – Pilquin v. Devon Canada Corporation

2009 November 19 – Magnitude of Counterfeiting and Piracy of Tangible Products

2009 November 18 – Fear Mongering and Misinformation Used to Slag ACTA

2009 November 16 – OHRLP Publishes Leading Submissions to the Copyright Consultations

2009 November 15 – Google Amends Settlement with Authors and Publishers in U.S. Litigation

2009 November 13 – Gilham v R – UK CA Conviction for Selling Mod Chips

2009 November 12 – © The Way Ahead: A Copyright Strategy for the Digital Age

2009 November 11 – Lord Mandelson Speech Transcript on P2P Copyright and Creative Industries

2009 November 10 – 100,000 Voters Who Don’t Exist

2009 November 9 – Rhetoric Exaggerates ACTA Leaked Negotiations Text

2009 October 27 – Industry Committee Amends Anti-Spam Bill (ECPA)

2009 September 13 – Copyright Reform in Canada-Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars

2009 September 15 – Why Canada Should Not Adopt Fair Use: A Joint Submission to the Copyright Consultation (with Dan Glover)

2009 September 25 – Copyright Reform for Canada: What Should We Do? My Submission to the Copyright Consultation

2009 August 6 – What Happens When Copyright Goes Digital

2009 July 28 – Microsoft Wins Substantial Damages Award for Unauthorized Distribution of its Software,

2009 July 28 – The Pirate Bay – Operators Fined for Aiding and Abetting Copyright Infringement

2009 May 28 – Anti-Spam Bill Webinar, Anti-Spam Bill Raises Concerns, and Head to Head on Copyright (Video)

2009 May 19 – Developments in Computer, Internet and E-Commerce Law

2009 May 12 – Anti-Spam Bill Raises Concerns

2009 May 7 – Head to Head on Copyright (Video)

2009 April 30 – A Time for Change: Toward a New Era for Intellectual Property Rights in Canada

2009 February 23 – Bill C-61 A presentation for ITAC

2009 January 15 – Law Society of Canada: Copyright Year in Review (2008)

2008 November 7 – The SAC Proposal for the Monetization of the File Sharing of Music in Canada: Does it Comply with Canada’s International Treaty Obligations Related to Copyright?

2008 July 16 – Proposed Canadian Copyright Reform – Bill C-61

2008 February 3 – Facebook fair for copyright of Canada: replies to professor Geist

2007 June 26 – Toronto Computers Lawyers Group Year in Review (2006-2007)

2006 June – Toronto Computers Lawyers Group Year in Review (2005-2006)

 

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