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For the London Free Press - Nov 3, 2008 Read this on Canoe The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) recently marked the five-year anniversary of the Recording Industry of America’s (RIAA) mass litigation campaign to curtail music piracy on the Internet by releasing a comprehensive review. The...
I received an email yesterday from the publisher of the Shelly Palmer blog pointing out a post entitled Senator Ted “Tubes” Stevens Indictment is Appropriate Metaphor for U.S. Communication Power Shift . It uses Senator Ted “Tubes” Steven’s famous remarks to focus on the question...
The Guardian published an article entitled Cloud computing is a trap, warns GNU founder Richard Stallman coincidentally on the same day as my Free Press article from yesterday on the topic. Stallman is quoted as bluntly saying: “It’s stupidity. It’s worse than stupidity:...
Today’s Slaw post: The issue of corporate or government employers asking for social media login ID’s and passwords for job seekers has reared its head again. See this CBC article entitled U.S. job seekers get asked for Facebook passwords. And see this article I wrote a year ago on the...
For the London Free Press – March 19, 2012 – Read this on Canoe Ever wonder why reality TV shows are not sued by contestants over their portrayal on TV? It’s because the releases they sign effectively prevent that. John Turmel, a contestant on CBC’s Dragons’ Den, found...
Today’s Slaw post: QR codes can be useful tools for marketing (including for lawyers) and other uses – but they are a tool that must be used correctly, not a strategy on their own. At a TechAlliance session this morning on QR codes Donnie Claudino of TechAlliance and Jonathan Kochis of...
Today’s Slaw post: Yes, “The new iPad”, not the iPad 3, or the iPad HD, and no doubt millions of people will rush to buy one. In Q4, Apple sold 15.4 million ipads – which is more than any PC manufacturer sold of theirPC lines. I upgraded to a Google Galaxy Nexus phone a few...
For the London Free Press – March 5, 2012 – Read this on Canoe The Ontario Court of Appeal just released its decision in Jones v Tsige, recognizing for the first time there is a tort of invasion of privacy in Ontario. The gist of the facts in Jones was a bank employee looked up [...]For...
My Slaw post for today: A search for Canadian legal decisions on “leap day” doesn’t turn up much other than an immigration case where an application for citizenship depended on the number of days the applicant was in Canada, and Leap Day became an issue in the calculation. Some of...
My Slaw post for today: On average, the typical lawyer does not use cutting edge technology, and even if we do have the latest smartphone or tablet, we generally don’t push the envelope for its use. It is worthwhile though (at least for those of us who might be described as tech geeks) to...