Developments in Computer, Internet and E-Commerce Law (2012-2013)

Earlier today, I gave my annual presentation to the Toronto Computer Lawyers’ Group on developments in Computer, Internet, and e-commerce Law. The slides cover the period from my last presentation in June 2012, Developments in Computer, Internet and E-Commerce Law (2011-2012).

The cases summarized in the slides below canvass developments in a number of countries and include cases from Canada, United States, UK, Ireland, Australia, and Israel.


1004964 Ontario Inc. v. Aviya Technologies Inc., 2013 ONSC 51

A.B. v. Bragg Communications Inc., 2012 SCC 46

Acanac Inc. v. M.N.R., 2013 TCC 163

Blizzard v. Simpson, 2012 ONSC 4312

Cascade Divide Enterprises, Inc. v. Laliberte, 2013 BCSC 263

Coastal Contacts Inc. v. Elastic Path Software Inc., 2013 BCSC 133

Delta Hotels v. Backus-Naur et al., 2013 ONSC 582

Harmony Consulting Ltd. v. G.A. Foss Transport Ltd., 2012 FCA 226, Inc. v. Martin Hrdlicka, 2012 FC 1467

Nautical Data International, Inc. v. C-Map USA Inc., 2013 FCA 63

Ontario College of Pharmacists v. 1724665 Ontario Inc., 2012 ONSC 5804

Planification-Organisation-Publications Systèmes (POPS) Ltée v. 9054-8181 Québec Inc, 2013 FC 427

R. v. Cockell, 2013 ABCA 112

Tangerine Financial Products Limited Partnership v. Tangerine FP Investments Ltd., 2012 BCCA 521

Teva Canada Ltd. v. Pfizer Canada Inc. 2012 SCC 60

Tremblay v. Orio Canada Inc., 2013 FC 109

United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 401 v Alberta (Attorney General), 2012 ABCA 130, leave to appeal to Sup. Ct. of granted

Vidéotronltée c. Bell ExpressVu, l.p., 2012 QCCS 3492


Actuate Corp. V Aon Corp. 2012 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 75034 (N.D.Cal.2012)

Agence France Presse v. Morel, 106 U.S.P.Q. 2d 1192 (S.D.N.Y.2013)

AJEMIAN v. YAHOO!, INC., 2013 Mass. App. LEXIS 73 (Ma.App.May 7, 2013)

Apple, Inc. v. Motorola, Inc., 869 F. Supp. 2d 901 (N.D. Ill.2012)

Beckman v Match.com2013 WL 2355512 (D.Nev. May 29, 2013)

Blaisdell v. Dentrix Dental Systems, Inc., 284 P. 3d 616 (Utah, Sup.Ct.2012)

Complex Systems, Inc. v. ABN AMRO Bank N.V. 2013 WL 1313763 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 20. 2013)

Craigslist, Inc. v. 3Taps INC., 2013 U.S.Dist. LEXIS 61837 (N.D.Cal.Apr. 30, 2013)

DINOSAUR SEC., LLC v. TOWNSEND ANALYTICS, LTD., 2012 NY Slip Op 31981 (N.Y.S.C.2012)

Eagle v. Morgan, Civil Action No. 11-4303, (ED Penn. Mar 12, 2013)

Instep Software, LLC v Instep (Beijing) Software Co. Ltd. 2013 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 47872 (N.D.Ill.Apr. 2, 2013)

Lee v. MAKHNEVICH, No. 11 Civ. 8665 (PAC). (S.D.N.Y.Mar. 27, 2013)

Lima v. Gateway, Inc., 886 F. Supp. 2d 1170 (C.D. Cal.2112)

LINCOLN SAVINGS BANK v. OPEN SOLUTIONS, INC., 2013 U.S.Dist. LEXIS 36260 (N.D. Iowa Mar. 13, 2013)

Microsoft Corp. v. Motorola, Inc., 696 F. 3d 872 (9th.Cir.2012)

Microsoft Corporation v. Motorola, Inc. 2013 WL 2111217 (W.D.Wash.Apr.25,2013)

Microsoft Corporation v. Motorola, Inc., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 170587 (W.D. Wash. Nov.30, 2012)

REGAL WEST CORPORATION v. GrapeCITY, INC., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 38036 (W.D.Wash.Mar. 19, 2013)

Righthaven LLC v Hoehn 2013 WL 1908876 (9th.Cir.May 9, 2013)

Rottner v AVG Technologies USA, Inc Civil Action No. 12-10920-RGS (D.Mass. May 3, 2013)

Schnabel v. Trilegiant Corp., 697 F. 3d 110 (2nd.Cir.2012)

TRATON NEWS, LLC v. TRATONCORP.,2012 U.S.Dist. LEXIS 121947(S.D.Ohio 2012) affirmed 6th.Cir.June 11, 2013)


Apfeldorf v. Yitzhak (C 46636-07-11)

Coward v Phaestos Ltd & Ors [2013] EWHC 1292 (Ch) (17 May 2013)

Fairstar Heavy Transport NV v Adkins & Anor[2012] EWHC 2952 (01 November 2012)

Football Dataco Ltd & Ors v Stan James Plc & Ors[2013] EWCA Civ 27 (06 February 2013)

Interflora Inc v Marks and Spencer Plc[2013] EWHC 1291 (Ch) (21 May 2013)

Martin & Ors Gabriele v Giambrone P/A Giambrone & Law [2013] NIQB 48 (5 March 2013)

McKeogh v Facebook High Court Ireland RECORD NO. 20121254P, May 16, 2013

Orr -Adams (t/a Applied Concrete Systems, A Partnership) v Bailey [2013] EWPCC 30 (12 Jun. 2013)

Public Relations Consultants Association Ltd v The Newspaper Licensing Agency Ltd & Ors[2013] UKSC 18 (17 April 2013)

Tamiz v Google Inc [2013] EWCA Civ 68 (14 February 2013)

Trkulja v Google Inc LLC & Anor (No 5) [2012] VSC 533 (12 November 2012)

VestergaardFrandsen A/S v Bestnet Europe Ltd [2013] UKSC 31 (22 May 2013)

VLM Holdings Ltd v Ravensworth Digital Services Ltd [2013] EWHC 228 (Ch) (13 February 2013)

Wilkinson v London Strategic Health Authority [2012] EWPCC 48 (14 November 2012)

A video of the presentation can be seen below.

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