The India Supreme Court has ruled that computer software is liable to tax under the provisions of the Sales Tax Act as it is best classified as a good and not a service. The ruling applies to off-the-shelf software.
Will Canadian Cultural Policy Survive in the Age of the Internet?
Professor Geist’s weekly Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) examines several recent Canadian legal developments including CRTC hearings on satellite radio and VoIP, a Quebec court decision on satellite television, and copyright reform, arguing that the common thread through the cases how to […]
Canadian Privacy Commissioner Releases Annual Report
Canadian Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart has released her annual report, warning that privacy is losing out as law enforcement and national security agencies collect more information about more people. The report also includes coverage of PIPEDA, the private sector privacy law, with data on complaints and actions before the courts.
B.C.and Alberta Privacy Law Obtain Substantially Similar Exemption
The Government of Canada has announced that private sector privacy laws in Alberta and British Columbia have formally received their designation as substantially similar legislation to the Canadian federal standard.