Hashtag Trending – Toronto’s Big Data conference; Facebook glitch makes private posts public; goodbye to memes?

4000 participants will be descending onto the 6ix this week for the Big Data Toronto Conference and Expo. A Facebook glitch briefly made private posts public. And new copyright legislation proposed by the

Published on: June 11th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Canadians could turn to VPNs to watch NFL games on Twitter

While Netflix is reportedly following through on its VPN crackdown by blocking Canadians wanting to see content normally only available south of the border, Twitter's NFL live-streaming may prove the next fertile ground

Published on: April 21st, 2016 Jackie Atkins

TekSavvy says court decision sends ‘wrong signal’ on privacy

A Chatham, Ont.-based Internet service provider is publicly expressing its disappointment with a Federal Court ruling that it will be compensated for just a small portion of the costs it incurred while protecting

Published on: March 19th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Copyright holders to pursue millions of Canadian downloaders by mailing notices

In the next few weeks, any Canadians who have illegally downloaded music, movies, or TV shows might be getting a warning in the mail, telling them they've infringed upon content creators' copyright. Earlier

Published on: January 9th, 2015 Candice So

Digital Privacy Act allows companies to hand over customer information without warrant or consent

Canada's Research Chair of Internet and e-commerce law is concerned that the newly introduced Digital Privacy Act could actually result in the personal information of more Canadians being given away without their consent

Published on: April 10th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Yes Virginia, you can resell software licenses but only in Europe!

It's just after Christmas and with the holiday spirit in mind, I want to let that "software" Santa is alive and well but only in Europe! So what's this about? Many organizations have

Published on: January 14th, 2014 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Yes Virginia, you can resell software licenses – but only in Europe!

It's just before Christmas and with the holiday spirit in mind, I want to let you know that "Software" Santa is alive and well - but only in Europe! So what's this about?

Published on: December 23rd, 2013 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Business Software Alliance settles with Quebec company over software licence dispute

The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has settled out-of-court with a Quebec company, reaching a settlement over litigation for copyright infringement. In an press release dated Sept. 10, the BSA said it first contacted

Published on: September 25th, 2013 Candice So

Canadian business and technology associations oppose anti-spam regulations

A list of 13 business and technology associations in Canada are using the opportunity to comment on the proposed anti-spam regulations to fight for the right to put spyware on your computer and

Published on: February 6th, 2013 Brian Jackson

TekSavvy buys more time in copyright case vs Hollywood studio

An independent Chatham, Ont.-based Internet service provider has bought itself more time to inform subscribers they may be the target of lawsuits from a Hollywood movie studio.A judge granted an adjournment in court

Published on: January 14th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Hollywood studio’s bid to get TekSavvy customer information delayed

A Los Angeles-based movie production studio that is suing a small Chatham, Ont.-based Internet Service Provider (ISP) for its customer’s personal information will have to wait at least a bit longer to have

Published on: December 18th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Government adds ‘insult to injury’ as musicians denied microSD levy

The Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC) reminded everyone today they are upset about the government's decision to exempt microSD cards from a levy for the right to copy music to the external storage

Published on: November 8th, 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,

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

Published on: July 12th, 2012 Monica Goyal