Nortel acquittal shows challenges of prosecuting corporate fraud

In the last few years, Nortel has undergone a series of asset sell-offs and bankruptcy proceedings. Many attribute the company’s decline to a series of scandals in which some of the company’s top

Published on: January 16th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Why Zappos’ user agreement didn’t stand up in court

The recent failure of Zappos.com’s user agreement to protect the site from a class action lawsuit demonstrates a few crucial lessons for websites wishing to protect themselves. You can see this post as

Published on: November 12th, 2012 Monica Goyal

Competition Bureau seeks $30 million in fines from incumbent telcos

Canada's incumbent telecommunications carriers are facing legal action from the Competition Bureau for misleading advertising, the Ottawa-based consumer protections body announced today.The legal action in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice follows a

Published on: September 14th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Ashley Madison CEO responds to dispute between competitor and PayPal

No stranger to controversy, Toronto-based dating Web site Ashley Madison is in the news again – this time it's being called out by a competing online dating service.AshleyMadison.com, owned by Avid Life Media,

Published on: September 6th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Apple prototype designs for iPad, iPhone, unveiled in court

Documents submitted to a California court as part of the patent battle between Apple and Samsung Electronics provide a fascinating look at the iPhone and iPad designs considered by Apple before the devices

Published on: July 31st, 2012 Martyn Williams

Steve Jobs’ ‘last dying breath’ echoes too loudly for Android

On Tuesday, July 17, 2012, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted 25 patents to Apple. Of those 25 there is one patent that may potentially have the largest impact on

Published on: July 26th, 2012 Monica Goyal

Video Rewind: Early look at Samsung’s first Galaxy Tab

Samsung will start shipping a seven-inch version of its Galaxy Tab 2 in early March. Featuring Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and with a price of $350 is aimed squarely at cutting into

Published on: February 14th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Google, Facebook remove content after Indian court order

Google has agreed before a court in Delhi to remove religious and other content considered objectionable, though some other Internet firms are likely to appeal the court's decision, plaintiff Mufti Ajiaz Arshad Qasmi

Published on: February 6th, 2012 John Ribeiro

Why do startups hate agreements?

by Monica Goyal I recently considered entering a business relationship with a startup. These conversations always seem to end with the same awkwardness around signing an agreement. My response, as always, was: I’ll

Published on: December 19th, 2011 Monica Goyal

Canadian courts don’t protect trademarks from keyword advertising

It seems logical that when Vancouver Career College Inc. wanted to advertise its services using Google AdWords, it would buy the phrase “private career training.” But to a rival Vancouver school, Private Career

Published on: September 27th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Globe and Mail faces court battle with app developer

A Toronto-based mobile app developer says it will make a claim in court against The Globe and Mail after the national newspaper cut business ties and pulled its content.Spreed Inc. and the Globe

Published on: May 5th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Ontario registrar stopped from selling dot-ca domains

A registrar with close ties to a reseller that the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) accuses of sending misleading solicitations to domain owners has lost its licence to sell dot-ca domains.Markham, Ont.-based Brandon

Published on: February 7th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Spammers face $10 million fine under Canada’s new law

Businesses that send unsolicited e-mails or other digital messages could face fines as high as $10 million when Canada's new anti-spam law starts being enforced later this year.Bill C-28 received royal assent Dec.

Published on: January 6th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Google pays out 'dollar of vindication' for trespassing

By Juan Carlos Perez After a legal battle that lasted two-and-a-half years, Google has been found guilty of trespassing on a Pennsylvania family's property to take photos of their property for its Maps

Published on: December 6th, 2010 IDG News Service