Archive for April 29th, 2009

The Electronic Commerce Protection Act – The Privacy Provisions

The Electronic Commerce Protection Act includes a noteworthy change to Canada's private sector privacy legislation (earlier posts on anti-spam provisions, enforcement, do-not-call). PIPEDA includes specific provisions dealing with the issue of consent for the collection of personal information, including the possibility of collecting personal information without knowledge or consent in certain circumstances.  The ECPA adds a new provision that effectively overrides this exception – ie. it requires consent.  The provisions are designed to target both spyware and the harvesting of email addresses or other collection of personal information without consent (a practice known as dictionary attacks).

The new PIPEDA Section 7.1(2) states:

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Stockwell Day Hears About IP in U.S. Visit

Days ahead of the release of the USTR Special 301 report that will undoubtedly criticize Canada over its intellectual property laws, Trade Minister Stockwell Day met in Washington with the head of the USTR, Ron Kirk.  A USTR release on the meeting confirms that IP issues was one of the […]

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Warner Music Issues Takedown on Lessig Presentation

Techdirt reports that Warner Music sent a DMCA notice-and-takedown demand to YouTube over a Larry Lessig presentation.

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