Day: October 17, 2011

Canada’s new anti-spam Law: too much of a good thing?Canada’s new anti-spam Law: too much of a good thing?



Here is a copy of the op-ed published by The Hill Times today on CASL.

Most people would agree that unwanted commercial emails – commonly called spam – are awful. Spam wastes our time. It clogs our inboxes and can be full of scams, malware and fraudulent, false and misleading messages. So who wouldn’t have cheered when Canada finally decided to outlaw spam and related afflictions?

With the September 7 conclusion of the public comment period on the new anti-spam law, known as CASL (for Canada’s anti-spam law), Canada has taken a major step toward finalizing legislation designed to outlaw practices such as sending commercial electronic messages without recipients’ consent or using misleading information in the online promotion of products.

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2011-10-17Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2011-10-17



  • Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2011-10-16 http://t.co/bmHKecO7 #
  • Supreme Court to hear Facebook bullying case http://t.co/QpUSQD1H #
  • Creators' Access Copyright: Profs and "fair" dealing http://t.co/9VnzVFmJ #
  • A "Swarm" Fails to Link Defendants Together For Joinder in a US Copyright Case http://t.co/kHrfYtkd #
  • Apple told Samsung it owns a "thicket of patents" and would license only "lower level patents" http://t.co/hhoNpfZG #
  • Trial briefs filed: Oracle wants an injunction unless Google brings Android into full compliance … http://t.co/cKMCvz7I #
  • Court Disregards Check-the-Box Agreement and Doesn't Enforce Venue Clause — Dunstan v.