McCarthy 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 ………………………………………………………………………………. 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.

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