Coalition says new trade deal could trample Canadian Internet freedoms

Get set for another battle in the war over Internet access and privacy rights.If Canada officially signs on as part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership(TPP) trade alliance, it could put the squeeze on Internet

Published on: June 27th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

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

Busting software piracy – how offending firms are pursued and punished

You might not realize it, but two out of every 10 of your co-workers might be using pirated software, according to industry statistics. You might be, too, for that matter, particularly if you

Published on: September 15th, 2009 Julia King

Botnet mastermind gets four years in slammer for fraud

The first person to be charged under federal wiretap statutes for using a botnet to steal data and commit fraud was sentenced to four years in prison this week.John Schiefer, a 27-year-old Los

Published on: March 9th, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan and Gregg Keizer

Small Canadian firms, school division fork out $270,000 in “piracy” damages

Five Canadian organizations – four small businesses and a school division – have paid $270,091 in damages after investigations found unlicensed software installed on their computers, the Business Software Alliance (BSA) says.The five

Published on: March 6th, 2009 Brian Jackson