Will Canada Post lawsuit against GeoCoder affect your business?

Are postal codes copyrighted material? Does Canada Post own the copyright to this data? If you are a marketer or a business that collects, curates and uses postal codes, the recent copyright infringement

Published on: April 13th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Canadian music publishers sing from SOPA playbook on Bill C-11?

The Canadian Music Publishers Association wants provisions akin to the United States' Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) included in Canada's proposed copyright act Bill C-11, according to an Internet law and privacy expert.The

Published on: March 7th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

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

Published on: February 28th, 2012 Brian Jackson

6 file sharing sites serve as MegaUpload alternatives

The U.S. government's shutdown of MegaUpload might have seemed like bad news for online file sharing, but it could be a boon for other file sharing sites -- at least those that aren't

Published on: January 25th, 2012 Jared Newman

Anti-PIPA protests show Web activism holds political might

For Internet activists, last week's Web protests against two controversial copyright enforcement bills were a huge victory against three powerful and well-funded trade groups that pushed hard for passage of the Stop Online

Published on: January 24th, 2012 Grant Gross

5 reasons why SOPA has to die

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Published on: January 22nd, 2012 Yale Holder

Megaupload file seizure shows why many cautious about the cloud

Megaupload users are crying foul after their personal files, not necessarily copyright-infringing material, stored with the file-sharing service was seized on Thursday along with a trove of illegally distributed copyrighted works. Some of

Published on: January 21st, 2012 Ian Paul

Anti-SOPA protesters relentless after Web strike

Wikipedia and others who participated in an unprecedented Internet blackout Wednesday have brought their sites back online with the promise to keep their battle going against the contentious Protect IP Act (PIPA) and

Published on: January 19th, 2012 Jaikumar Vijayan

Toasters hit with tariff to reflect bread’s value

By Brian Jackson Editor's note: This is a satirical take on today's news article (read it here) about a request by the Canadian Private Copying Collective to the Copyright Board of Canada to

Published on: December 21st, 2011 Brian Jackson

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After its so-called “iPod tax” was panned by the current Conservative government in their election campaign earlier this year, the Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC) has targeted microSD memory cards for a levy.Canadian

Published on: December 21st, 2011 Brian Jackson

There are more losers than winners with software patents

by Monica Goyal Today, it seems to be common rhetoric that if you are a successful software startup, you will eventually be sued. If you have conducted business in this industry for any

Published on: December 8th, 2011 Monica Goyal

Canadian copyright bill digitally locked and loaded

By Nestor E. Arellano  The most recent iteration of the Canadian copyright reform bill which the government tabled yesterday is being praised by many for balancing the interests of copyright holders and consumers

Published on: September 29th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

So you have the right invention, do you have the right circumstances?

By David French In a previous post, I talked about the importance of having an IP Coordinator on the team and how this role fits into an organization.   Part of the responsibilities of

Published on: August 9th, 2011 Francis Moran

What an IP coordinator should know

By David French In a previous blog posting, we talked about the importance of having an IP coordinator on the team and how this role fits into an organization. We identified the role of

Published on: July 4th, 2011 IDG News Service