Archive for March 5th, 2007

U.S. Senators Pressure Prime Minister on Movie Camcording

The dispute over movie camcording in Canada has escalated further with the intervention late last week of two prominent U.S. Senators.  Senators Dianne Feinstein and John Cornyn have written to Prime Minister Stephen Harper to urge Canada to enact new anti-camcording legislation.  The letter pulls out all the usual suspects […]

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March 5, 2007 30 comments News

Olympic Timing

Several people have written to note the curious timing of the introduction Bill C-47, the Olympics marks bill (perhaps better referred to as the Olympic Corporate Sponsor Protection Act).  The approach was unusual on several counts.  First, the bill was introduced toward the end of the day on Friday after […]

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March 5, 2007 2 comments News

Can’t Blame Canada For Counterfeiting

My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) picks up on last week's posting on the Canadian Anti-Counterfeiting Network's claims about counterfeiting in Canada.  In begins by noting that based on recent media coverage, people unfamiliar with Canada could be forgiven for assuming that all Canadians sport pirate […]

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March 5, 2007 Comments are Disabled Columns

Toronto Police Investigating NHLPA Email Surveillance

The Toronto Star reports that local police are investigating complaints that executives at the NHL Players Association accessed and in some cases blocked the email accounts of players who have challenged the hiring of the union's executive director. For the past two weeks, police have been looking into whether the […]

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March 5, 2007 2 comments Must Reads

The Effects of Notice and Takedown

I recently posted about the effectiveness of Canada's notice and notice system.  Today comes news from Australia that highlights the dangers of the notice and takedown system, where the country's mining industry has used the system to close an anti-mining website launched by a small protest group.

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March 5, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads