Last week, almost 24 hours before the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in MGM v. Grokster, a highly publicized file sharing case that pitted Hollywood against the technology community, dozens of people began lining up, prepared to brave a cold Washington, DC night in order to attend the hearing. Outside […]
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Imagine an Ontario government initiative that responded to rising concern over speeding on provincial highways by installing hundreds of automated radar guns to identify cars that failed to obey the speed limit. Rather than sending a speeding ticket to those caught by the system, however, the government instead sent a […]
Last week's Supreme Court online music tariff decision — popularly known as the Tariff 22 case — culminated nine years of legal wrangling as the Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers of Music in Canada (SOCAN), a leading Canadian music collective, failed in its attempt to pin a new royalty […]