Few issues raise the ire of Internet users as much as the unending torrent of unsolicited commercial e-mail, better known as spam, that clogs their e-mail in-boxes each day. What was once generally viewed as a minor nuisance has grown into a monster as users' delete keys wither under an onslaught of e-mails touting get-rich-quick schemes, pornography, and the like.
Archive for May, 2002
From Quebec language laws to Internet lotteries, Canadian courts have addressed an unprecedented array of cyberlaw issues in 2002. This month, the Federal Court of Appeal entered the scene, issuing its much-anticipated "tariff 22" decision. The ruling provides the latest word on the dissemination of music on-line, the liability of Internet service providers, Internet jurisdiction, and the copyright law balance, all within the context of a potential on-line music royalty.