Partner James Kosa will co-chair the Ontario Bar Association’s Institute 2014 “Information Technology and E-Commerce Law” program in Toronto on February 7, 2014.
Amy-Lynne Williams of Deeth Williams Wall LLP, Jay Safer of IBM Canada Limited and Barry Sookman of McCarthy Tetrault LLP will be presenting on Complex IT Service Agreements as part of the 17th Annual Canadian IT Law Association Conference in … | MORE
James Kosa is a partner of the firm. He practises information technology and intellectual property law with an emphasis on IT licensing and patents. E-mail: email@example.com Telephone: 416-941-9733 Download PDF Practice Areas James practices in the areas of information technology … | MORE
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
By James Kosa, Deeth Williams Wall LLP ‘Tis the season! For the holidays, et cetera, but more particularly for CLEs which meet the Law Society for Upper Canada’s new requirements for professionalism and ethics. Every lawyer called to the bar … | MORE
By James Kosa, Deeth Williams Wall LLP It is commonplace these days for parties to an IT contract to consider alternative dispute resolution (mediation or arbitration) as a means for resolving disputes. I have written on the topic of mediation … | 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
By James Kosa, Deeth Williams Wall LLP Gain-sharing, as a concept, appears to be falling out of favour in recent outsourcing transactions. Once considered an innovative concept for sharing saving made by the supplier of outsourcing services, it has proved … | 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