Copyright Modernization Act set to come into force

The federal government's Copyright Modernization Act is about to be put into force in early November, according to an order from the Canada Privy Council dated Oct. 25.Bill C-11 was tabled by the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 31st, 2012 Brian Jackson

Apple imitator ‘Goophone’ highlights IP challenges in China

In China, you can buy iPhone 5 knockoffs before the Apple release this month.  The “Goophone” looks remarkably like the iPhone 5 with the big caveat that it runs the Android OS. Apple,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 17th, 2012 Monica Goyal

Linking is not copyright infringement, Federal Court finds

By Danny Titolo Justice Rennie of the Federal Court of Canada recently issued a ruling in the ever so uncertain area of online content. The lawsuit concerned Richard Warman and the National Post

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 12th, 2012 Monica Goyal

Business Software Alliance’s latest weird argument for stronger IP laws

The Business Software Alliance has found a newly imagined detriment of Canada’s supposedly sub-par intellectual property laws – make sure you’re sitting down for this shocker – it’s slowing down the advancement of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 28th, 2012 Brian Jackson

ISPs would be ineffective, privacy-invasive copyright enforcers

Do you want the company maintaining your connection to the Internet to keep tabs on the content you’re browsing? A group of software vendors thinks that’s a good idea. The Autumnal Equinox is upon us

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 20th, 2010 Brian Jackson

How IT pros can avoid legal gotchas

As an IT pro, you could get in legal trouble without even realizing it. You may be liable for civil damages, criminal fines, and/or jail time if, while doing your job, you intentionally

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 21st, 2010 Peter S. Vogel

On brink of closure, Limewire seeks settlement with recording industry

Beleaguered file-sharing software maker LimeWire LLC said it still hopes to settle a dispute with the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) even as a federal court in New York appears set to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 11th, 2010 Jaikumar Vijayan

Microsoft wins reprieve – can continue selling Word for now

A federal appeals court granted Microsoft's request to suspend an injunction that would have barred the company from selling its Word software next month.In a short order filed late last week, the Court

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 8th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

Microsoft appeals court ban on selling Word with emergency motion

Microsoft late Tuesday warned of "massive disruptions" to sales of Office, as well as to partners such as Best Buy, Dell and Hewlett-Packard, if the injunction that prevents it from selling Word 2003

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 20th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Canadian union intensifies online campaign against Walmart court filing

UFCW Canada, one of Canada's largest unions whose membership spans over many sectors, has beefed up an online campaign against a Walmart court filing targeting the union's Web site walmartworkerscanada.ca.Walmart filed a request

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 18th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Workaround could help Microsoft sidestep injunction in patent case

Microsoft Corp. can likely use an "easy technical work-around" to sidestep a recent injunction by a Texas federal judge that bars the company from selling Word, a patent attorney said today.The ruing against

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 17th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Eye for an eye – Toronto firm triumphs as U.S. court orders Microsoft to stop selling Word

Toronto-based i4i Inc. won't rule out taking further legal action against Microsoft Corp. in Canada after a Texas judge ordered the software giant to stop selling Microsoft Word.i4i makes software for document management

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 13th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Canadian groups oppose government move towards “US-style” digital copyright laws

A broad alliance of Canadian consumer advocacy groups is deeply concerned the Feds may be poised to introduce legislation that mirrors U.S. digital copyright laws, which severely limit consumer rights.Coalition members include the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 9th, 2008 Nestor Arellano