From the remarkable battle over the Stop Online Piracy Act to the massive public backlash against Internet surveillance in Canada, law and technology issues garnered headlines all year long. A look back at 2012 from A to Z: A is for Astral, the Canadian broadcasting giant that was to be […]
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With political uncertainty clouding even the best crystal ball, the Supreme Court of Canada is set to emerge this year as the place where much of the action will take place. Canada’s highest court has lined up a tech-heavy docket that will have a major impact Canadian law.
Appeared in the Toronto Star on January 9, 2011 as Supreme Court Will Lead Tech Law in 2011 Predictions about the upcoming year in technology law and policy in Canada are particularly challenging given the prospect of a possible election. While there is no shortage of potential new laws – […]
A is for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, which concluded in October with a watered-down treaty after the U.S. caved on several controversial Internet issues.
B is for Black v. Breeden, an Ontario Court of Appeal ruling involving postings on the Hollinger International, Inc. website that Conrad Black claimed were defamatory.
C is for Crookes v. Newton, the high-profile Supreme Court case that addressed the liability hyperlinks between websites.
D is for the do-not-call list, which gained new life when the CRTC pressured Bell into paying $1.3 million for multiple violations of the list rules.
E is for the Electronic Commerce Protection Act, the initial name of Canada’s anti-spam legislation that received royal assent in December, six years after a task force recommended new Canadian spam laws.
Appeared in the Toronto Star on December 28, 2010 as The Year in Tech Law and Policy The past twelve months in law and technology were exceptionally active, with the passage of anti-spam legislation, record penalties for violating the do-not-call list, and relentless lobbying on new Canadian copyright legislation. A […]