Archive for May, 2005

Report is a Roadmap To Canning Spam

Lost amidst the high drama on Parliament Hill last week was the release of Stopping Spam, the National Task Force on Spam’s final report.  Established in May 2004 by the Minister of Industry, the Task Force was comprised of Internet service providers (ISPs), marketers, consumer groups, and academic experts (I […]

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May 22, 2005 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

The Test

Alex Cameron, who successfully argued the privacy issues in the BMG v. Doe file sharing case at both the trial and appellate level, has written with his reading of the test articulated by the Federal Court of Appeal. Alex has done a great job of pulling out the many precautions […]

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May 22, 2005 Comments are Disabled News


Earlier today I provided links to some of the coverage from Thursday's file sharing decision. A small article from Dose, the free Canwest daily paper, was not included (it isn't online) but merits some attention.The article features brief Q & A's with Alex Cameron, who argued the privacy issues for CIPPIC, and with Graham Henderson, CRIA's President. In response to an open-ended question on his thoughts on the decision, Henderson responds:

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May 20, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

Media Coverage of File Sharing Decision

Not surprisingly, the media jumped all over yesterday's file sharing decision. Among the stories:

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May 20, 2005 1 comment News

Federal Appeals Court Upholds File Sharing Decision

This morning the Federal Court of Appeal issued its much-anticipated decision on music file sharing. The court upheld the lower court decision by denying CRIA's request for the identities of the 29 alleged file sharers. The reason for upholding the decision was straightforward – CRIA's evidence contained a wide variety of shortcomings and the appellate court was not about to issue a disclosure order in the face of bad evidence.

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May 19, 2005 1 comment News