Top 5 legal mistakes to avoid on your Web site

Web sites that have been up and running for a while tend to get tinkered with by well-intentioned marketing and technical staffs. Although businesses should encourage innovation, many common website practices can, if

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 18th, 2011 Bill Baker

Why intellectual property is profitable

By David French The theme of this series is getting technology, to market. This is an honorable objective. Indeed, I would like to present why intellectual property is a key part of the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 6th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

ContractTailor.com offers do-it-yourself legal documents

Making sense of legal contracts can be difficult, but one Vancouver-based company has just launched a new Web site, ContractTailor.com, aimed at helping users create customized legal agreements online.The site went live just

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 25th, 2011 Briony Smith

10 things to know when taking your tech firm global

For many local technology companies explosive growth means daring to leave the comforts of home, according to serial entrepreneurs and investors supporting an initiative to help Canadian businesses expand to international markets.“Don't get

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 17th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Tech piracy can fuel innovation, says former pirate radio DJ

Frowned upon by the establishment, reviled by large music companies and hunted down by the police, today's tech pirates, in a way, have much in common with their seafaring counterparts of old. However,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 26th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Apple says iPhone leak has cost it big bucks

Apple officials told police investigators that the publication of photos of an iPhone prototype was "immensely damaging" to the company and represented a "huge" loss, recently released court documents show. Those documents, released

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 18th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Apple’s lawsuit against HTC could be bad for … everyone

I'm not a reflexive enemy of the U.S. patent system. But having spent the day mulling over Apple's lawsuit against High Tech Computer (HTC) over smartphone-related patents, it still feels like the move

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 4th, 2010 Harry McCracken and Dan Nystedt

Conference Board of Canada issues new, balanced copyright report

The Conference Board of Canada has issued a report on intellectual property that offers a balanced, non-partisan look at technology issues including digital locks and private copying. Most importantly, it isn't plagiarized. Last

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 17th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Eye for an eye – Lessons learned from Microsoft’s patent debacle

It seems that Microsoft knew all along that they were going to get hit like a drum by i4i when the Canadian company won its XML patent lawsuit. Of course, that isn't what

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 7th, 2010 Steven Vaughan-Nichols

How to wrestle down online impostors … the WWE way

It's hard to understand who in their right mind would want to incur the wrath of "Triple H," the intimidating superstar of professional wrestling. But when a poser created a fraudulent MySpace account

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 20th, 2009 Robert L. Mitchell

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

Dell, HP back Microsoft’s appeal against Word ban

Dell Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co., the world's two largest computer makers, have sided with Microsoft in its appeal of a ban that would block Word sales in the U.S. The two companies warned

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 1st, 2009 Gregg Keizer

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

Court fines man $210,563 for selling pirated software online

A U.S. judge has ordered a Delaware man who sold copies of software packages on an Internet auction site to pay $210,563 in damages and court costs, the Business Software Alliance (BSA) announced

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 19th, 2009 Grant Gross and Joaquim P. Menezes