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Canadian Copyright Petition Presented to Parliament

Yesterday Peter Julian, an MP from Burnaby, BC, presented to the House of Commons the first of what is likely to be several petitions calling for a balanced copyright approach in Canada.

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April 8, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

Copyright vs. Freedom of the Press

Readers of this blog may know that I publish a daily Internet law news service (if you don't, you should subscribe, it's free). I don't usually recount the stories here, but today's issue features a remarkable number of noteworthy court decisions and developments.

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April 7, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

When Good Technology Goes Bad

A rather chilling case from Connecticut — the Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that Acme Auto levied an illegal $150 fine against car renters that drove their car over 79 mph. How did the car rental company identify the speeders?

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April 6, 2005 Comments are Disabled News

Copyright’s Convergence

My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version and non-reg hyperlinked version, homepage version) reflects on two major copyright events of the past ten days — last week's Grokster case and the recently announced Canadian copyright reforms. Of all the interesting anecdotes about the Grokster case, I found the fact that people began lining up at 2:30 p.m. the day before the hearing the most interesting. As I argue in the column, when people are willing to line up for nearly 24 hours to hear a copyright case, something far bigger than accessing free music is taking place.

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April 4, 2005 Comments are Disabled Columns

B.C. Court Dismisses Privacy Claim Over Data Outsourcing

The British Columbia Supreme Court has dismissed a claim by a B.C. union challenging the outsourcing of the management of health information to a U.S. company.

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April 3, 2005 Comments are Disabled News