Not satisfied with the decision of the Canadian Competition Tribunal (see the mini-article by James Kosa on the earlier decision “Competition Tribunal Finds in Favour of TREB and Finds No Abuse of Market Dominance” E-TIPS® April 24, 2013, Vol 11, … | MORE
The Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) has won the latest round in ongoing battle with the Canadian Competition Bureau over the availability of electronic information about homes for sale. The Competition Tribunal has ruled in favour of TREB, and dismissed … | MORE
(Robertson v Thomson Corp, 2006 SCC 43)
Heather Robertson, a Canadian writer, authored two freelance articles that were published in The Globe and Mail newspaper in 1995. The publisher subsequently archived these articles in three electronic databases: two online databases (Info GIobe Online and CPI.Q) and a database stored on CD-ROMs. The online databases allowed users to search and retrieve individual articles stored in the databases, which included articles from other periodicals. The CD-ROMs were also searchable, but articles were presented together with the other articles from the same edition of the same newspaper. | MORE
On January 4, 2013, Industry Canada proposed revised regulations for the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). Since this is the second round for soliciting comments from the public, Industry Canada has provided a period for submitting comments that is relatively short … | MORE
On May 15, 2012, Bill C-11, also known as the Copyright Modernization Act, passed the report stage and is now on track to become law by this summer. The Conservative government used its Parliamentary majority to vote down all Opposition … | MORE
Parliament is again debating Canadian copyright reform, but this time the debate is likely in its closing stages.
On Monday, June 18, 2012, associate James Kosa spoke at the 2012 Information Technology Law Spring Forum in Toronto on the topic of Good Faith in Negotiating and Drafting IT Agreements.
On February 14, 2012, the Conservative Government introduced in the House of Commons its new lawful access legislation, Bill C-30, now entitled the Protecting Children from Internet Predators Act (the Act).
In a development that itself reflects the increasing challenges which emerge as advances in information technology confront privacy, Ontario’s Privacy Commissioner, Dr Ann Cavoukian, has launched a web site (www.realprivacy.ca) devoted to raising awareness of the tension between the two … | MORE
Earlier in December, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC or Commissioner) released guidelines placing restrictions on online tracking. The guidelines require that marketers engage with users about how their personal information is being tracked or gathered, and … | MORE
Associate James Kosa will speak at the Osgoode Hall Professional Development course entitled Negotiating and Drafting IT Agreements (February 8-9, 2012). James’ lecture is entitled Ethics and Professionalism in IT Transactions.
Associate James Kosa spoke on the topic of “Good Faith in Information Technology Agreement Negotiations” at the Licensing Executives Society Toronto Chapter meeting on November 17, 2011.
Having attained a majority in the last Canadian federal election, the federal Conservative Government will use that majority in part to reintroduce a sweeping set of changes to the Canadian copyright regime. The previous attempt, Bill C-32, died with the … | MORE
In the preceding issue of E-TIPS®, we outlined briefly the scheme of the two sets of draft Regulations (collectively, ECP Regulations) published for comment under the new Canadian anti-spam law, CASL (Canadian Anti-Spam Law). (See “Canada’s Draft Anti-Spam Regulations Published … | MORE
Draft Regulations under Canada’s anti-spam legislation have now been published and are open for comments until the dates noted below.
As previously reported, the ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) has approved, in principle, the introduction of many new top-level, generic domains (gTLDs).
In a long-awaited decision, following a vote of 13-3, the Board of Directors of ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) has approved in principle the introduction of many new top-level, generic domains (gTLDs).
The US Government has enacted a statute, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) which, for the first time, will require many US citizens and green-card holders living in Canada (of which there are more than one million such residents) … | MORE
On June 9 2011, the US Supreme Court (Court) issued its decision in the ongoing Microsoft Corp v i4i LP case, rejecting Microsoft’s appeal from the decision of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (E-TIPS® “Canadian Firm … | MORE
Canada’s Bill C-28, the Canadian Anti-Spam Law (CASL or the Act) was passed by Parliament in December, 2010 and will come into force later in 2011 when detailed Regulations have been drafted and proclaimed. This Part III will discuss in more detail penalties under the statute and how CASL will be implemented. Parts I and II, respectively, of this commentary can be found in the E-TIPS® Archives here and here. | MORE