Post Tagged with: "CIPPIC"

Big Day for Fair Copyright

Friday was a big day for fair copyright in Canada as the Canadian Library Association, the Canadian Music Creators Coalition, and CIPPIC all lent their voice to the call for fair copyright in Canada and for the need for broad consultation before introducing a new copyright bill.

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December 21, 2007 Comments are Disabled Stop CDMCA

CIPPIC on Lawful Access

CIPPIC has released a ten page response to Public Safety's lawful access consultation.

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October 15, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

CIPPIC Releases Major Study on DRM and Privacy

The Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic has issues a comprehensive study on privacy and DRM that reviews the use of DRM in 16 different digital products and services, finding that many pose threats to privacy.

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September 18, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

CIPPIC Seeks Review of Google – Doubleclick Merger

CIPPIC has filed an application with the Competition Bureau seeking a Canadian review of the Google – Doubleclick merger.

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August 2, 2007 1 comment Must Reads

Federal Court Orders Privacy Commissioner to Investigate Complaint

The Federal Court of Canada yesterday issued an important decision addressing the jurisdictional reach of Canada's privacy legislation.  The case involved a complaint launched by Pippa Lawson of CIPPIC against U.S.-based Abika.com over the collection and use of her personal information.  The Privacy Commissioner refused to investigate, arguing that Abika.com declined to cooperate with the investigation and that she therefore lacked the jurisdiction to proceed.

CIPPIC applied for judicial review and yesterday won the case.  The court gets it exactly right – "with respect, I think the Commissioner did not distinguish her power to investigate from the effectiveness of her investigation."  

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February 6, 2007 1 comment News