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

May 26th, 2010

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 (2009-2010). It covers significant developements since my talk last spring.

The slides include a summary of the following cases and statutory references:

Tercon Contractors Ltd. v. British Columbia, 2010 SCC 4

Internet Broadcasting Corporation Ltd. v Mar LLC [2009] EWHC 844 (Ch)

Gammasonics Institute for Medical Research Pty Ltd v Comrad Medical Sysytems Pty Ltd [2010] NSWSC 267 (9 April 2010)

Kingsway Hall Hotel Ltd. v Red Sky IT (Hounslow) Ltd. [2010] EWHC 965

McCarthy Tétrault Co-Counsel: Technology Law Quarterly

November 13th, 2009
Table of Contents
Internet/E-World ………………………………………………………………………. 1
E-COMMERCE …………………………………………………………………………………. 1
BC: Appeal Court Finds No Defamation Liability for Hyperlinking …………………………………..1
US: Linden Lab Aims to Make (Second) Life Easier for IP Owners……………………………………1
SPAM………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3
Canada: Industry Committee Amends Anti-Spam Bill ………………………………………………..3
Technology M&A……………………………………………………………………….. 6
TECH-RELATED M&A …………………………………………………………………………. 6
Canada: GPLv3 and Tech M&A………………………………………………………………………..6
Technology Contracting……………………………………………………………….. 8
TECHNOLOGY AGREEMENTS …………………………………………………………………. 8
Canada: New Protection for Licensees of IP — BIA and CCAA Amendments Come into Force ……..8
Canada: Harmonized Sales Tax — Timing Your Tech Purchases…………………………………… 10
OUTSOURCING ………………………………………………………………………………. 11
Ontario: Ontario Government Issues New Guidelines for Consulting Contracts ………………….. 11
Canada: Responding to RFPs — Tips for Suppliers …………………………………………………. 12
Canada: Value Drivers for IT Outsourcing Deals In An Economic Downturn — Part II …………….. 15
Canada: Immigration 101 for IT Companies Bringing Temporary Foreign Workers to Canada……. 18
Intellectual Property ………………………………………………………………….20
COPYRIGHT………………………………………………………………………………….. 20
US: US Court Rejects File-Sharer’s Fair Use Defence ……………………………………………… 20
Canada: Canadian Government Completes Consultations with Canadians on Copyright Reform … 21
UK: UK Government Issues Final Digital Britain Report……………………………………………. 22
Europe: French Graduated Response Law Passes Constitutional Hurdle………………………….. 24

Recent issue posted @ http://mccarthy.ca/pubs/TLQ_Vol5_Issue3_E_online.pdf. Covers recent developments in Internet, e-commerce, tech M&A, tech contracting,  IP, privacy and communications.

Developments in Computer, Internet and E-Commerce Law (2008-2009)

May 19th, 2009

Presentation given at the Toronto Computer Lawyers’ Group and IT & E-Commerce Section of Ontario Bar Association, on May 19, 2009 in Toronto.

http://www.mccarthy.ca/pubs/TCLG_May_2009_from_2009_Supplement_.pdf

Toronto Computers Lawyers Group (2006-2007)

June 26th, 2007

Toronto Computers Lawyers Group (2006-2007)

June 26th, 2007