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Will Paradis Fail To Can Canadian Spam?

Will Paradis Fail To Can Canadian Spam? | Legislation | Scoop.it
Last year, a Quebec court upheld the largest spam damage award in the
world, ordering Adam Guerbuez, a Montreal-based email marketer, to pay
Facebook $873 million dollars for sending millions of spam messages to
users of the popular social network.
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Patriot Act Clouds the Picture For U.S.-Based Cloud Computing

Politico covers
the growing international concern with U.S.-based cloud computing
services due to privacy fears.
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Tories Have Yet to Prove Case for E-Snooping Bill

The Globe's John
Ibbitson
on why the government has not made the case for lawful access. Ibbitson
reports that the lawful access legislation will be bundled into a
single bill to be introduced later this month or early next year.
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Canada - US Beyond the Border Deal: IP Enforcement Doesn't Make the Cut

Canada and the U.S. unveiled a new perimeter
agreement on Wednesday that includes new border measures and regulatory
cooperation
initiatives.
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"Stop Making Our Copyright and Digital Laws Worse"

"Stop Making Our Copyright and Digital Laws Worse" | Legislation | Scoop.it
NDP MP and party leadership candidate Romeo Saganash posts
a piece in the Huffington Post that expresses concern with the
digital lock rules in Bill C-11.
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Louis C.K.'s DRM-Free Experiment

Louis C.K.'s DRM-Free Experiment | Legislation | Scoop.it
Comedian Louis C.K. posts
on a recent experiment to offer a DRM-free video as a $5 download. The
result: $500,000 in revenue and $200,000 in profit in three days.
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What Happened to the PIPEDA Review?

What Happened to the PIPEDA Review? | Legislation | Scoop.it
Section 29 of PIPEDA, Canada's private sector privacy law, requires Parliament to review the portion that deals with data protection every five years.  The first review started in 2006 and led (after considerable delay) to the reforms found in Bill...
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Canadian Library Association on C-11

Canadian Library Association on C-11 | Legislation | Scoop.it
The Canadian Library Association has released a new position
paper on Bill C-11.
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Daily Report: Clinton Pushes for Internet Freedom

Daily Report: Clinton Pushes for Internet Freedom | Legislation | Scoop.it
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and other international leaders spoke out in favor of Internet freedom at a conference in the Netherlands.
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New Internet Law Limits Consumer Choices

New Internet Law Limits Consumer Choices | Legislation | Scoop.it
A bill passed by the House would allow consumers to give one-time blanket consent for a company to share their video viewing habits.
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Supreme Court of Canada Stands Up for the Internet: No Liability for Linking

Supreme Court of Canada Stands Up for the Internet: No Liability for Linking | Legislation | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court of Canada today issued its much anticipated ruling in
Crookes
v. Newton,
a case that focused on the issue of liability for linking to allegedly
defamatory content.
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Copyright Debate Hits the House of Commons: Opposition Won't Support C-11 Due to Digital Locks

Copyright Debate Hits the House of Commons: Opposition Won't Support C-11 Due to Digital Locks | Legislation | Scoop.it
Copyright dominated debate at the House of Commons on
Tuesday
as Bill C-11 was the primary subject of debate.
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The Daily Digital Lock Dissenter, Day 15: Canadian Bookseller Association

The Daily Digital Lock Dissenter, Day 15: Canadian Bookseller Association | Legislation | Scoop.it
The Canadian Bookseller Association is a national not-for profit trade
association representing trade and campus booksellers in all provinces
and territories.
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The Daily Digital Lock Dissenter, Day 44: New Brunswick Public Library Service

The Daily Digital Lock Dissenter, Day 44:  New Brunswick Public Library Service | Legislation | Scoop.it
The New Brunswick Public Library Service represents 61 public libraries
throughout the province.
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The Daily Digital Lock Dissenter, Day 48: Canadian Urban Library Council

The Canadian Urban Library Council members collectively serve more than
7.5 million
active users at 522 locations. In 2008, members loaned 171,000,000
items and expended $86 million on collections including $8 million on
digital resources.
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Fair Dealing, Copyright, and the Haggadah

Fair Dealing, Copyright, and the Haggadah | Legislation | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court of Canada heard five copyright cases over dense two-day hearings on Dec.
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Access? Copyright!

Access? Copyright! | Legislation | Scoop.it
Supporters of collective administration of copyrights often promote collectives as the silver bullet that solves copyright law’s underlying dilemma: how to provide incentives for creators, without unduly limiting access to protected works.
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CRTC's Net Neutrality Rules in Action: Bell To Drop P2P Traffic Shaping

CRTC's Net Neutrality Rules in Action: Bell To Drop P2P Traffic Shaping | Legislation | Scoop.it
Bell advised the CRTC yesterday that it plans to drop all peer-to-peer traffic shaping (often called throttling) as of March 1, 2012.  While the decision has been described as surprising or as quid pro quo for the usage based billing ruling, I...
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Fair Dealing’s 100 Years of Solitude

Fair Dealing’s 100 Years of Solitude | Legislation | Scoop.it
Exactly one hundred years ago today, on December 16, 1911 the UK Copyright Act of 1911 received royal assent, and for the first time the principle of fair dealing became part of the imperial copyright legislation.
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Letters Of The Law: The Year In Tech Law And Policy

Letters Of The Law: The Year In Tech Law And Policy | Legislation | Scoop.it
The past 12 months in law and technology were exceptionally active,
with legislative battles over privacy and copyright, near-continuous
controversy at the CRTC, and an active Supreme Court of Canada docket.
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Samsung Wins a Round in Patent Fight With Apple

Samsung Wins a Round in Patent Fight With Apple | Legislation | Scoop.it
Apple has failed to prevent its competitor Samsung from selling a touchscreen tablet in Australia. An Australian court lifted a temporary sales ban on Samsung's tablet, in time for the holiday shopping season.
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Reader Privacy and E-Books in California - by Grayson Barber

Reader Privacy and E-Books in California - by Grayson Barber | Legislation | Scoop.it
Good news for Californians who treasure their privacy.
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The Daily Digital Lock Dissenter, Day 12: Canadian Association of Research Libraries

The Daily Digital Lock Dissenter, Day 12: Canadian Association of Research Libraries | Legislation | Scoop.it
The members of the Canadian Association of Research Libraries are the 29 major academic research libraries across Canada together with Library and Archives Canada, the Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (CISTI) and the...
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The Daily Digital Lock Dissenter, Day 14: Canadian National Institute for the Blind

The Daily Digital Lock Dissenter, Day 14: Canadian National Institute for the Blind | Legislation | Scoop.it
The Canadian National Institute for the Blind was founded in 1918 and
has grown into the primary resource of Canadians who are blind or
partially sighted.
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