Archive for December 3rd, 2008

Lawless Canada Emerging as a Spam Haven

My weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, Ottawa Citizen version, The Tyee version, homepage version) focuses on the state of anti-spam legislation in Canada.  It notes that the recent Facebook case has placed the spotlight on Canada’s ongoing failure to address its spam problem by introducing long overdue anti-spam legislation.  The fact that organizations are forced to use U.S. courts and laws to deal with Canadian spammers points to an inconvenient truth – Canadian anti-spam laws are woefully inadequate and we are rapidly emerging as a haven for spammers eager exploit the weak legal framework.

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December 3, 2008 7 comments Columns

James Moore on the Digital TV Transition

Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore addressed a communications conference yesterday in Ottawa, emphasizing that he thrives on digital technologies and expressing concern about the digital television transition in Canada.

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December 3, 2008 7 comments Must Reads

European Commission on ACTA

The European Commission has released an updated fact sheet on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement negotiations.

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December 3, 2008 Comments are Disabled Must Reads