Archive for December, 2008

The Letters of the Law: The Year in Canadian Technology Law and Policy

There was rarely a dull moment over the past twelve months in law and technology with no shortage of legislative proposals, controversial court cases, and very public battles over the future of the Internet in Canada.  My final technology law column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) takes a look back […]

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December 22, 2008 7 comments Columns

The Letters of the Law: The Year in Canadian Technology Law and Policy

Appeared in the Toronto Star on December 22, 2008 as The Letters of the Law: A Lively Year in Canadian Technology Law and Policy There was rarely a dull moment over the past twelve months in law and technology with no shortage of legislative proposals, controversial court cases, and very […]

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December 22, 2008 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

RIAA Abandoning P2P Lawsuits

The Wall Street Journal reports that the RIAA has decided to abandon its strategy of suing individual file sharers.  The music lobby group has sued more than 35,000 people since 2003.  Instead, the RIAA plans to focus on a three-strikes and you're out approach with ISPs that would involve terminating […]

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December 19, 2008 23 comments Must Reads

Latest Round of ACTA Negotiations Wrap Up

The Department of Foreign Affairs has issued a release that provides an update on the most recent round of ACTA negotiations (the release will be mirrored by other countries).  It reports that governments met last week in Paris to continue ACTA negotiations.  In addition to the three issues addressed at […]

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December 19, 2008 16 comments News

CAUT Releases Fair Dealing Advisory

Sam Trosow points to a new advisory from the Canadian Association of University Teachers on fair dealing.  The advisory does a terrific job of explaining the breadth and limits of fair dealing in Canada.  More importantly, it urges action — legislative action to preserve the Supreme Court of Canada's analysis […]

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December 18, 2008 5 comments News