Day: January 6, 2011

Canada Passes Anti-Spam and Anti-Spyware LawCanada Passes Anti-Spam and Anti-Spyware Law



Organizations that conduct business online should start preparing for Canada’s new anti-spam and anti-spyware legislation, which was passed in mid-December and is expected to come into force later this year.1 As the Act is complex and the penalties for violating the new law can be severe, organizations should review and modify their online practices, where necessary, at an early opportunity.

Anti-Spam Provisions

The Act prohibits organizations from sending commercial electronic messages unless the recipient has given express or implied consent.

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2011-01-06Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2011-01-06



  • Federal court dismisses summary judgment motion in copyright case in Concept Developments Ltd. v. Webb 2010 FC 131 #
  • 9th Circuit says first sale doctrine applies to promo CDs; are shrink wraps are enforceable? – UMG Recordings, Inc. v. Augusto, 2011 WL 9399 #
  • MGA not done with copyright and other claims to Brtatz dolls, Mattel, Inc. v. MGA Entertainment 2010 WL 5422504 (C.D.Cal., Dec 27, 2010) #
  • Kraft files copyright suit against India’s biscuit maker Britannia http://bit.ly/hruaBQ #
  • Patent verdict restored against Microsoft by US appeals court http://bit.ly/esrdFd