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Will Microsoft vs. i4i Patent Case Influence Canadian Law?

Professor Norman Siebrasse on why it won’t: the statute is different, the precedent is different, and the U.S. Supreme Court expressly did not consider policy arguments.

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June 10, 2011 2 comments Must Reads

Microsoft Embraces Modification of Kinect Boxes

The EFF and Mashable note that Microsoft has changed its tune on modifications to its new Kinect box.  While initially indicating it would work with law enforcement to stop the activity, it now says that the Kinect was left open for tinkering by design.

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November 23, 2010 3 comments Must Reads

How IP Enforcement Can Be Used To Suppress Dissent

The NY Times ran a bombshell article over the weekend in which it reported that Russia has been using the pre-text of intellectual property enforcement to seize computers from NGO groups involved in advocacy and dissent.  The article notes that the authorities have been receiving active assistance from Microsoft, which […]

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September 14, 2010 31 comments News

Quebec Broke Law in Buying Microsoft Software

The CBC reports that Quebec's government broke the law by buying software from Microsoft without considering offers from other vendors, the province's Superior Court has ruled.

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June 7, 2010 3 comments Must Reads

Microsoft Sues Three Vancouver Residents For Click Fraud

The NY Times reports that Microsoft has filed its first click fraud lawsuit, targeting three Vancouver residents.  The company is seeking $750,000 in damages in an attempt to make the fraud more expensive for perpetrators.

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June 16, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads