Anti-Piracy group accused of ‘intimidating’ firms that can’t fight back

An anti-piracy group representing major software vendors is being criticized by a mid-sized manufacturing business that was forced to pay a large fine, and an Internet law expert. Twelve Canadian companies have settled

Published on: September 22nd, 2009 Brian Jackson

Canada’s copyright reform may be delayed by snap election

A Fall federal election would delay any copyright reform bill, but wouldn't entirely derail the work done by the Conservative government's public copyright consultation. Dont' miss our three-part video round table discussion on

Published on: September 10th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Canada in dire need of copyright law reform, says musicians’ group

Canada's government has opened the door for consultations on copyright reform and reignited the debate on digital locks or digital rights management (DRM) and whether it's ever okay to tamper with it. Digital

Published on: July 29th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Conference Board of Canada recalls copyright piracy reports, admits plagiarism

Admitting that they plagiarized, the Conference Board of Canada has withdrawn a trio of reports on copyright piracy in Canada, despite initially defending the research.The reports Intellectual Property Rights in the Digital Economy;

Published on: May 29th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Canadian piracy report plagiarized, says Internet law expert

A Conference Board of Canada report that paints a picture of Canada as a land of copyright pirates is itself tainted by plagiarism, according to one of Canada's top experts on Internet law.

Published on: May 26th, 2009 Brian Jackson

“Poor enforcement against telemarketers making Do Not Call list ineffective”

Privacy activists across Canada, last week, applauded the proposal of a new anti-spam bill presented to the House of Commons, which would penalize the distributors and facilitators of spam. But the bill had

Published on: May 1st, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Relief for Canadian consumers as “Do Not Call” D-Day arrives

For long-suffering Canadians who, through the years, have been pestered at awkward hours by telemarketers, today – September 30 – is a red letter day.For the first time, Canadians have some remedy  against

Published on: September 30th, 2008 Brian Jackson and Kavita Gosyne