Archive for April, 2005

E-commerce and the Law

I’ve been quoted in several news articles this week that highlight interesting e-commerce legal issues

The Wall Street Journal assessed typo pricing on e-commerce sites and the extent to which sites are bound by the errors. I noted that many sites now include provisions that seek to protect them against obvious pricing errors.

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April 30, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

U.S. Government Objects to Canadian Copyright Reform Plan

The U.S. Trade Representative has issued its annual report on global intellectual property protection, known as the Special 301 Report. Once again, Canada finds itself in good company on the list (a more interesting list would consist of countries who meet the U.S. standard for IP protection).

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April 29, 2005 1 comment News

Response to the Net’s Sour Note

The Globe and Mail ran an editorial yesterday in which it expressed strong support for CRIA s file sharing lawsuit appeal.  This morning the paper published my letter to the editor. The letter states:

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April 26, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

Intellectual Property’s Digital Divide

My weekly Law Bytes column (freely available hyperlinked version, Toronto Star version, homepage version) assesses the recent WIPO Development Agenda meeting, pointing to the need to bridge the divide between the United States and the Friends of Development coalition.

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April 25, 2005 Comments are Disabled Columns

We Can Help Bridge the Digital Divide

Earlier this month, the World Intellectual Property Organization hosted groundbreaking discussions in Geneva. The U.N. agency, which for years has been associated with ever-increasing intellectual property protections for the developed world, held talks about initiating a new intellectual property development agenda that holds the potential to shift some of its […]

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April 25, 2005 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive