Archive for October, 2007

“Would You Risk Her Life?”

The Toronto Star has been the home of several columns I've written over the past year that focus on counterfeiting and the need for a bit of perspective (overblown claims column, misleading RCMP data column).  I'm grateful for that venue and the paper's support for varying perspectives on the issue.  […]

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October 29, 2007 8 comments News

NHL Players Worry About Facebook Spoofing

Some NHL players are worried about the number of people posing as them on the popular social networking site Facebook. Ottawa Senators forward Mike Fisher says he discovered through friends that someone on Facebook  was posing as him.

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October 29, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Orders Woman To Stop Net Hate

A Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has ordered a Calgary woman to stop posting hate messages against minority groups on a U.S.-based white supremacist website. The commission also fined Jessica Beaumont $1,500 for posting the messages and ordered her to pay $3,000 in special compensation to Richard Warman as a result […]

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October 29, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Patry on Canadian Copyright

Leading U.S. copyright expert Bill Patry says Canada leads the way on fair dealing.

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October 29, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Copyright and Canada’s Small and Medium Sized Businesses

David Akin points to a recent Strategic Counsel survey (full report, executive summary) conducted on intellectual property awareness within Canada's SME community.  The findings suggest that intellectual property issues rank well down on the priority list for most Canadian businesses.  Most know little about IP and profess limited concern about […]

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October 25, 2007 4 comments News