GenereuxLaw is authored by William Genereux, a barrister and solicitor, trade-mark agent and notary public in Toronto. He writes on topics including copyright law, non-disclosure agreements, open source, patents, social networking and privacy.
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Fingers pointed in all directions, the music industry has been assessing its shortcomings again this week. Chart numbers are setting all time lows and the rise in digital sales is cooling.Fingers pointed in all directions, the music industry has been assessing its shortcomings again this week....
Does Google read your email? Perhaps, but Google is not nearly as big a concern as that pimply faced IT kid over in cubicle 37 at the office.As we know, all Internet Service Providers can read email sent and received using POP addresses on their networks (e.g. Rogers, Bell, etc.), and domain...
Social media is unstoppable and is creating a phenomenon know as the mega personality, which has the potential to cause unprecedented head butting, and headaches, as our social space becomes more crowded.Social media is unstoppable. I have been doing some thinking about where it is taking us, and...
Seeing as WMC (Winter Music Conference in Miami, FL) is through I won’t add it to my list, therefore leaving space for other honorable mentions… (special thanks to Tanaz Irani, Tanz Agency for creating this list). 1. Movement, aka DEMF (Detroit, US) – Housed in Detroit’s dissonant downtown of decay...
The Internet has given platforms to a lot of pundits, many of whom have small points of view but big voices, to howl about the theft of ideas. Especially in the area of advertising - which occupies public, accessible space - a lot of people get attracted to the noise, cheerleading the trend to...
The current crisis mentality the in the Canadian broadcast industry is in turn fostering cynicism, animosity and a risk of a rush to the exit for advertisers.I enjoy a good clean fight as much as the next guy, but watching Canadian cable companies simultaneously laying a social media beating on...
“Culture is impossible without a rich public domain – culture grows by accretion, with new forms building off the old,” is the compelling mantra of Nate Harrison in his modest-but-powerful video posted on You Tube about the ownership of sound samples. Harrison casts light on the...
When I read in the Globe and Mail that Pirate Bay was being purchased for $9-million, I figured this could be a good example of how innovators, who often are branded as outsiders or scofflaws, eventually find their niche. Well, that still may be a path to success on the Internet, but apparently not...
Anyone who’s not on an iPhone might be Apple-green with envy over the amazing choice of apps available for download at the iPhone App Store versus the apps at Blackberry’s App World. There are far more iPhone apps, they tend to be less expensive, and they don’t run on Blackberrys....
by Tanaz Irani (Spec. Hon. B.A, Pol.Sci.) It is common and accepted knowledge that once users establish an account on any one of the numerous social networking sites available today, those users are making themselves vulnerable to privacy invasion in a number of ways. Earlier this year Facebook...