Day: December 28, 2009

Toying with funny math to downplay Canada’s role as a piracy havenToying with funny math to downplay Canada’s role as a piracy haven



Several weeks ago TorrentFreak published its Top 25 Most Popular Torrent Sites of 2009. In a blog commenting on the rankings, I pointed out that out of the top 25, 7 of them are located or have connections to Canada and that of the top 10, 4 are located or have connections to Canada. I also pointed out that this meant that Canada, alone, is home to more than 25% of the world’s public English language unauthorized bitTorrent sites and 40% of the leading ones are in Canada.

Computer & Internet Law Updates for 2009-12-28Computer & Internet Law Updates for 2009-12-28



  • US says copyright piracy in China still 'high' – AFP http://viigo.im/1Tuw #
  • Samuelson Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic Seeks Google Fellow http://viigo.im/1Txw #
  • Isohunt Collapsing: Everyone knows where the booze is. How can anyone honestly compare Isohunt to Google? http://viigo.im/1Tz3 #
  • November-December 2009 Quick Links, for US trade-mark and domain name cases http://viigo.im/1Tzh #
  • Access to Pirate Bay blocked by Italian Supreme Court because it contributes to infringement in Italty. http://viigo.im/1TF8 #
  • Data protection commissioner warns over social networking sites http://viigo.im/1TMf