Archive for June, 2006

Internet Monitoring Leads to Terror Arrests

This weekend’s arrest of 17 people in Toronto on terrorism-related arrests have generated significant worldwide attention.  Not to be overlooked are the reports that Internet monitoring played a key role in the investigation. According to the Toronto Star "when CSIS began monitoring the sites allegedly used by some of the […]

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June 4, 2006 5 comments News

Linking to Captain Copyright

One of the discussion points regarding Access Copyright's Captain Copyright, has been the attempt to restrict who can link to the site.  Interestingly, Access Copyright has now altered the specific linking terms.  The earlier version, which is still used for the main Access Copyright site, provided that:

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June 3, 2006 2 comments News

The Globe and Mail ran a piece this morning about a Joe Volpe parody website that was taken down almost immediately, which the article attributed in part to CIRA.  This generated a lot of email, particularly since I am on the CIRA board.  CIRA has just released a statement clarifying […]

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June 2, 2006 9 comments News

Supreme Court Rules Against Overbroad Trademark Rights

The Supreme Court of Canada continues to distinguish itself as the leading high court in the world for recognizing the need for balance in intellectual property law matters.  The latest example is this morning’s pair of trademark decisions involving Mattel’s Barbie trademark and champagne maker Veuve Cliquot.  In both cases, […]

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June 2, 2006 Comments are Disabled News