The year in review: developments in computer, internet and e-commerce law (2014-2015)

I gave my annual presentation today to the Toronto computer Lawyers’ Group on “The year in review in Computer, Internet and E-Commerce Law”. It covered the period from June 2014 to June 2015. The developments included cases from Canada, the U.S. the U.K. and other Commonwealth countries.

The developments were organized into the broad topics of: Online Agreements, Licensing/Technology Contracting, Privacy, Online Liability, Cyber-security and Copyright.

The cases referred to are listed below. My slides can be viewed after the case listing.

Online Agreements

Nguyen v. Barnes & Noble, Inc., 763 F. 3d 1171 (9th.Cir. 2014)

Cairo, Inc. v. Crossmedia Servs., Inc., 2005 WL 756610 (N.D.Cal. Apr. 1, 2005)

Berkson v. Gogo LLC, 2015 WL 1600755, (E.D.N.Y. 2015)

Sgouros v TransUnion Corp. 2015 U.S.Dist. LEXIS 13691 (E.D.Ill.Feb. 2015)

Savetsky v Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc 2015 WL 604767 (N.D.Cal. 2015)

Knutson v. SIRIUS XM RADIO, INC., No. 12-56120 (9th.Cir. Nov.10, 2014)

Tompkins v. 23andMe, INC., (N.D.Cal. Jun. 25, 2014)

Rodman v. SAFEWAY INC., 2015 U.S.Dist. LEXIS 17523 (N.D. Cal. 2015)

IlanaImber-Gluck v Google Inc. (N.D.Cal. Aug 12, 2014

Bhasin v. Hrynew 2014 SCC 71

JBB Investment Partners, Ltd. v. Fair, 232 Cal. App. 4th 974 (2014)

Majdoub v CarsOnTheWeb.Deutschland GmbH, CJEU, Case C‑322/14 (21 May, 2015)

Small Justice LLC v Xcentric Ventures LLC (D.Mass Mar.27, 2015)

Bank of Montreal v Rogozinsky, 2014 ABQB 771

Douez v. Facebook, Inc., 2014 BCSC 953

Licensing/Technology Contracting

Nortel Networks Corporation (Re) 2015 ONSC 2987

In re: NORTEL NETWORKS, INC., Case No. 09-10138 (D.Del. May 12, 2015)

Planification-Organisation-Publications Système (POPS) Ltée v. 9054-8181 Québec Inc., 2014 FCA 185

Filmflex Movies Ltd v Piksel Ltd [2015] EWHC 426 (Ch) (24 February 2015)

118 Data Resource Ltd v IDS Data Services Ltd & Ors [2014] EWHC 3629 (Ch) (05 November 2014)

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Europe Ltd v BAE Systems [2014] EWHC 2955 (TCC) (08 September 2014)

BMS Computer Solutions Limited v AB Agri Limited [2010] EWHC 464 (Ch)

Carlson Inc. v IBM 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 102086 (D.Minn. Jul. 30, 2014)

Dong v. Clyne, 2014 BCPC 132


OPC PIPEDA Report of Findings #2015-001

Ladas v. Apple Inc., 2014 BCSC 1821

Albayate v. Bank of Montreal, 2015 BCSC 695

Zuckerman c. Target Corporation, 2015 QCCS 1285

Green v. eBAY INC. 2015 WL 2066531, (E.D. La. May 4, 2015)

Storm v. Paytime, Inc., 2015 WL 1119724 (M.D. Pa. Mar. 13, 2015)

In Re Inc. Customer Data Security breach Litigation, D.Nev. Jun. 1, 2015)

Albayate v. Bank of Montreal, 2015 BCSC 695

McIntosh v. Legal Aid Ontario, 2014 ONSC 6136

Gulati & Ors v MGN Limited [2015] EWHC 1482 (Ch) (21 May 2015)

Google Inc v Vidal-Hall & Ors [2015] EWCA Civ 311 (27 March 2015)

Hopkins v. Kay, 2015 ONCA 112

Grant v. Winnipeg Regional Health Authority et al., 2015 MBCA 44

Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner [2014] IEHC 310

American Civil Liberties Union v. Clapper, Docket No. 14-42-cv.(2ND.Cir. MAY 7, 2015)

Online Liability

Red Label Vacations Inc. ( v. 411 Travel Buys Limited (, 2015 FC 19

Insurance Corporation of British Columbia v. Stainton Ventures Ltd., 2014 BCCA 296

Interflora Inc & Ors v Marks and Spencer Plc [2014] EWCA Civ 1448 (12 November 2014)

Weaver v. Corcoran, 2015 BCSC 165

Breeden v. Black, 2012 SCC 19 (CanLII)

Baglow v. Smith, 2015 ONSC 1175

Murray v Wishart [2014] NZCA 461 (19 September 2014)

CG v Facebook Ireland Ltd [2015] NIQB 11 (20 February 2015)

Bleyer v Google Inc [2014] NSWSC 897 (12 August 2014)

YEUNG v. GOOGLE INC [2014] 5 HKC 375 (5 August 2014)

Mosley v Google Inc & Anor [2015] EWHC 59 (QB) (15 January 2015)

Equustek Solutions Inc. v. Jack, 2014 BCSC 1063

Cartier International AG & Ors v British Sky Broadcasting Ltd & Ors [2014] EWHC 3354 (Ch) 17 October 2014)

Arista Records, LLC, v Tkach 15-CV-3701 (AJN) (S.D.N.Y Jun. 3, 2015)

Sony Music Entertainment (Ireland) Ltd  v UPC Communications Ireland Ltd (No. 1) [2015] IEHC 317 (27 March 2015)


BestWater International (Order) [2014] EUECJ C-348 / 13_CO (21 October 2014)

1967 Ltd & Ors v British Sky Broadcasting Ltd & Ors [2014] EWHC 3444 (Ch) (23 October 2014)

Dallas Buyers Club LLC v iiNet Limited [2015] FCA 317

Davydiuk v. Internet Archive Canada, 2014 FC 944

Omnibill (Pty) Ltd v Egpsxxx Ltd & Anor [2014] EWHC 3762 (IPEC) (17 November 2014)

King David Inc. v. Andrin Investment Ltd., 2015 ONSC 1935

IMAX Corp. v. Trotum Systems Inc., 2014 ONSC 3863

R v Cisar, 2014 ONCA 151

My “Year in review” presentations to the Toronto Computer Lawyers Group for 2014 and 2013 and for prior years, are also available at my site. My “year in review” on copyright (2014) can be found here.

My sldies from today’s talk are shown below.

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