Canada's Copyright Board issued its private copying decision earlier today. Professor Geist comments in this CNET article on the peer-to-peer elements of the decision in which the Board ruled that the private copying exemption covers downloading on P2P networks under certain circumstances.
B.C. Commissioner Vows To Name Names
British Columbia’s privacy commissioner has indicated that he plans to issue full decisions that include the names of the parties involved in privacy complaints once that province’s law takes effect next month. David Loukelis says that organizations do not generally have a legitimate interest in remaining anonymous. see: Speech also […]
Quebec Law Receives Stamp of Substantial Similarity
As expected, the Canadian government has formally exempted organizations in Quebec from PIPEDA. Quebec has had private sector privacy legislation in place that predates the federal law. see: Canada Gazette also see: Africa’s Media Gears Up For Information Society Summit
Alberta Enacts PIPA
Alberta has become Canada’s third province, following Quebec and British Columbia, to enact private sector privacy legislation as its PIPA was passed earlier this week. It will take effect on January 1st, as will the federal law (PIPEDA) which will apply in all other provinces. see: PIPA also see: Africa’s […]