Day: September 16, 2013

Michael Geist on CASL: flaws not Festivus grievancesMichael Geist on CASL: flaws not Festivus grievances



Last week Michael Geist published a blog post summarizing his remarks to Industry Minister Moore as to why the almost universal criticisms of Canada’s anti-spam/malware law CASL are unfounded. He suggested it is intense lobbying by “squeaky wheels” with “knee jerk” “greatly exaggerated” and “Festivus” grievances about CASL” that has delayed bringing the law into effect”. He acknowledges that CASL creates new compliance obligations but suggests they are not onerous and even standard internationally (when referring to “opt-in” for spam) and that there is not much more to CASL than “a simple proposition – obtain customer consent and you can do pretty much whatever you like.”

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2013-09-15Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2013-09-15



  • Computer and Internet Law Weekly Updates for 2013-09-14: NSA cracked most online encryption says report http:/… http://t.co/itp9XUZejM ->
  • Motion to add copyright owner dismissed in Spanski Enterprises, Inc. et al. v. IMB+ Records Inc. 2013 ONSC 5382 http://t.co/8X5y5upZuQ ->
  • Philip Pullman: illegal downloading is 'moral squalor' http://t.co/2aWCK5sNej ->
  • Search engine indexing files fair use says court in Perfect 10, Inc. v. YANDEX NV, ND California 2013
    http://t.co/mm2p6ehjmB ->
  • DMCA does not require consideration of fair use before sending takedown notice Tuteur v CROSLEY D.Mass