Archive for October, 2007

UBC Fights for the Right to Monitor Employees

The Vancouver Province reports that UBC is going to court to fight a B.C. Privacy Commissioner order that ruled against their use of computer monitoring software to track employee Internet usage.

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October 25, 2007 3 comments Must Reads

Groups Raise Counterfeiting Fears

Several groups, led by the Canadian Anti-Counterfeiting Network, held a press conference yesterday to trumpet concerns associated with counterfeiting. The article notes that the RCMP will no longer commit to a specific counterfeiting figure, but believes that the cost is in the billions.

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October 25, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Facebook Seeks Court Order For Canadian ISP Customer Info

The National Post reports that Facebook has asked a Canadian court to order Rogers and Look Communications to disclose customer information related to alleged attempted thefts of personal information on the social networking site.

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October 25, 2007 2 comments Must Reads

SCC to Make Factums Available Online

Simon Fodden reports from the LexUM Conference (I'm there too) that Supreme Court of Canada Justice Michel Bastarache just informed the conference that the Court is committed to providing factums online beginning with a series of test cases next year.

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October 25, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Booker Prize Nominee Digitization Plans

The Telegraph reports that there are negotiations underway to digitize all six nominees for the Booker Man Prize. The move would make the books widely available worldwide.  How about something similar for Giller or Governor General nominees?

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October 25, 2007 1 comment Must Reads