The RCMP has arrested a Quebec man after a seizure uncovered hundreds of counterfeit video games. The RCMP release states that "modifying a console and computer is considered an illegal act under Section 342.1 of the Criminal Code and is punishable by imprisonment for up to ten years."
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Government Reintroduces Identity Theft Bill
The Government has reintroduced legislation designed to address identity theft. The bill appeared in the last Parliament but died on the order paper. My original post on the last bill is here. I was scheduled to appear before the Justice Committee to discuss the bill, but the the committee was […]
Justice Minister Announces Plans to Criminalize ID Theft
Justice Minister Rob Nicholson has announced plans to criminalize identity theft. He said he would introduce legislation targeting the actual gathering and trafficking in credit card, banking and other personal data for the purposes of using it deceptively.
Government Says No Further Copyright Reform in the Criminal Code
During the Senate debate over Bill C-59, a Conservative Senator was asked this week whether the government has any intention of putting other copyright infringement activities under the Criminal Code. Senator Janis G. Johnson responded no.
Ontario Police Arrest Man for War Driving
Ontario police have arrested a 25 year old man under Section 326 of the Criminal Code which covers theft of communications. The alleged crime? Theft of Internet connectivity by unauthorized access to a wireless network.