Archive for December 13th, 2008

CRTC Orders Telcos To Match Broadband Speeds for Independent ISPs

The CBC reports that the CRTC has ordered Canadian telecommunications companies to offer the same Internet speeds to smaller wholesale customers as they themselves sell on a retail basis.  The case arises from a complaint by Cybersurf, which argued that the DSL service it was able to offer its retail […]

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December 13, 2008 14 comments News

FTC Files Action Against Canadians Over “Scareware”

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has obtained an injunction blocking several groups from selling deceptive "scareware," which has allegedly resulted in lost millions for consumers.  A Canadian company and Canadian individuals are among those cited in the action, with the FTC alleging that one Canadian was the key financial player […]

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December 13, 2008 4 comments News

Debating Parody Protection in Canada

Howard Knopf has a pair of interesting posts (1, 2) on the absence of explicit legal protection for parody under Canadian copyright law in light of a recent case involving Canwest (case here, report on the case here).

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December 13, 2008 2 comments Must Reads

Australian Court Rules Legal Service Via Facebook Is Valid

An Australian Master has ruled that legal service via Facebook is valid.  The Master ruled that that the defendants in a default judgement case could be validly served by the plaintiff sending a message by computer to the Facebook pages of both defendants informing them of the entry of and […]

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McBride on Putting Fans in Charge

Mark Glaser posts a great interview with Nettwerk CEO Terry McBride on his strategies for the digital music world.

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