Day: November 13, 2009

McCarthy Tétrault Co-Counsel: Technology Law QuarterlyMcCarthy Tétrault Co-Counsel: Technology Law Quarterly



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 ……………………………………………………………………………….

Gilham v R – UK CA Conviction for Selling Mod ChipsGilham v R – UK CA Conviction for Selling Mod Chips



In Gilham v R [2009] EWCA Crim. 229, , the UK Court of Appeal upheld the conviction of a seller of mod chips, holding that the sale of mods chips violates the UK anti-circumvention legislation.

In the course of giving reasons, the Court made some observations on whether copying of sounds and images from a DVD into the RAM of a video console in the course of playing a game could constitute copyright infringement. The court held that copying of even a single frame of a movie of video game could be considered a reproduction of the artistic works embodied in the game.