Estately, a Seattle-based online real estate site, filed a DMCA takedown notice against Sutton WestCoast over the look and feel of its website. The complaint succeeded in taking the Canadian site offline.
Archive for April, 2012
Justice Committee Report Recommends Expanding Lawful Access Legislation
ACTA Rapporteur: Little Evidence That ACTA Will Fix Global IP Enforcement
David Martin, the ACTA rapporteur at the European Parliament, has published an op-ed expressing skepticism about the agreement’s effectiveness, noting “so far there is little evidence that it will have the intended effect. Indeed several non-signatories have stressed their opposition to the agreement.”
Libraries Boycott Random House Over E-Book Pricing
Libraries on Nova Scotia’s South Shore are boycotting Random House, one of the world’s largest book publishers, due to its e-book pricing demands. The publisher is charging as much as three times as much for downloadable book as for a print version.
The Results are In: Online Voting Still Too Risky
As voter turnout has steadily declined in recent years, Elections Canada has focused on increasing participation by studying Internet-based voting alternatives. The appeal of online voting is obvious. Canadians bank online, take education courses online, watch movies online, share their life experiences through social networks online, and access government information and services online. Given the integral role the Internet plays in our daily lives, why not vote online as well?
The NDP experience provides a compelling answer.