Author: Barry Sookman

Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2021-06-12Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2021-06-12



Copyright blocking orders

Modern Copyright Framework for Online Intermediaries: my submission to the consultationModern Copyright Framework for Online Intermediaries: my submission to the consultation



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Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2021-05-29Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2021-05-29



blocking orders

Blocking orders available in Canada rules Court of Appeal in GoldTV caseBlocking orders available in Canada rules Court of Appeal in GoldTV case



In a landmark decision released by the Federal Court of Appeal in Teksavvy Solutions Inc. v. Bell Media Inc. 2021 FCA 100, the Court affirmed the blocking order made against the pirate streaming service GoldTV and confirmed that blocking orders are available in Canada to combat illicit online services that target the Canadian market with infringing copyright content. I previously summarized the decision of the motion court judge Patrick Gleeson whose decision was at issue in the appeal.

The decision of the Court of Appeal dealt with three broad issues: whether the Federal Court had the power to grant a blocking order; if so, the relevance of freedom of expression; and whether the order was just and equitable.…

Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2021-05-22Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2021-05-22



Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2021-05-15Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2021-05-15



Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2021-05-08Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2021-05-08



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CPPA: summary and criticismsCPPA: summary and criticisms



Canada’s new proposed privacy law, the CPPA, would be a major overhaul of PIPEDA. The draft law is designed to deal with new challenges of protecting personal information arising from major increases in the collection, use and disclosure of personal information and it uses in AI systems, IOT, big data analytics, and as part of many other technologies and processes. While the law is intended to balance the interests of individuals in their reasonable expectations of privacy and the legitimate interests of organizations, it falls short in many ways.…