Archive for November 24th, 2008

U.S. Court Hits Canadian Spammer With $873 Million Damage Award

A U.S. court has awarded Facebook $873 million in damages arising from spam on the popular social networking site.  The target of the suit is Adam Guerbuez and Atlantis Blue Capital of Montreal.  The award is the largest ever under the U.S. Can-Spam Act.  While it is unlikely that Facebook […]

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November 24, 2008 10 comments News

Report Recommends Repealing Hate Speech Provision

The National Post reports that an independent report by Professor Richard Moon has recommended that the controversial hate speech provision in the Human Rights Act be repealed.  The report was commissioned by the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

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November 24, 2008 8 comments Must Reads

CRTC Decision Not the Final Word On Net Neutrality

My weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) discusses last week's CRTC decision in the CAIP v. Bell case.  Echoing my remarks immediately after the decision, I argue in the column that the decision is not the final word on net neutrality in Canada, but rather the first […]

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November 24, 2008 6 comments Columns

CRTC Decision Not the Final Word on Net Neutrality

Appeared in the Toronto Star on November 24, 2008 as CRTC Decision Not the Last Word on Net Neutrality The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission last week issued its much-anticipated ruling on the legality of Internet throttling, a controversial practice employed by some Internet service providers that reduces speeds for […]

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November 24, 2008 4 comments Columns Archive

EdTech Posse Podcast on Copyright

I recently spent about an hour talking about copyright for the EdTech Posse podcast. This podcast is no longer available online.

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November 24, 2008 Comments are Disabled Must Reads