Unforeseen CASL fallout: ‘additional insured status’ requests

Have you been inundated lately, as an executive officer, with requests for “Additional insured status,” since Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) was announced? I have, and so I looked up what additional insured status

Published on: August 7th, 2014 Fawn Annan

Facebook being sued for how it handles private messages

Two Facebook users are suing the social network for looking at the content of users' communications, including private messages, and mining that content for user data to share with third parties like advertisers

Published on: January 3rd, 2014 Candice So

Groupon class action lawsuit ends in $500,000 settlement

Canadians using Groupon prior to March 8 were sent notice that the $500,000 settlement approval for the class action lawsuit against Groupon Inc. has gone through, giving an estimated 1 million daily deal

Published on: December 2nd, 2013 Candice So

How IT pros can avoid legal gotchas

As an IT pro, you could get in legal trouble without even realizing it. You may be liable for civil damages, criminal fines, and/or jail time if, while doing your job, you intentionally

Published on: July 21st, 2010 Peter S. Vogel

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

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

Published on: March 4th, 2010 Harry McCracken and Dan Nystedt

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

Published on: January 7th, 2010 Steven Vaughan-Nichols

Court forbids Webcast of proceedings in high-profile piracy case

An Appeals court in Boston has overturned a trial judge's ruling that would have allowed some courtroom proceedings in a high-profile music piracy case to be streamed over the Internet. The three-judge Appeals

Published on: April 20th, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan