A U.S. judge has reduced the damage award in a Minnesota file sharing case from $80,000 per song to $2,250. The 97% reduction comes as the judge found the original jury award shocking and concluded that statutory damages must bear some relationship to actual damages.
Archive for January, 2010
The Globe ran a story over the weekend that estimated the cost of proroguing on Bill C-27, the anti-spam bill. It points to the hours spent debating the bill and the hundreds of thousands of dollars spent working toward its introduction.
David Akin does a nice job of tallying up the numbers from this weekend's Facebook-inspired anti-proroguing rallies. I wrote about the impact of the Facebook group and digital advocacy last week.
The Globe reports that the Office of the B.C. Privacy Commissioner is in "legal limbo" following the departure of longtime commissioner David Loukidelis.
The National Film Board of Canada yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of the NFB Screening Room, an online site that opened the NFB to the world. The NFP has worked hard to make its work openly and freely available – open access to films, open source software underlying its site. […]