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Invasion of Privacy Court Ruling Could Be a Game-Changer

The Court of Appeal for Ontario recently considered whether there was a cause of action for the invasion of personal privacy in Jones v.Tsige. The case involved two bank employees, Sandra Jones and Winne Tsige, who worked at two different branches of the same bank. The respondent, Tsige, was in a r...

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Defamatory Blog Posts: Protecting Privacy vs. Protecting Reputations

Is there a reasonable expectation of anonymity when defamatory content is posted on the Internet? Is there a difference if the content posted is in the context of political speech? The answer to these questions is becoming increasingly important as cases surrounding defamatory content are becoming m...

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Defamatory Blog Postings: Anonymity and the Law

Is there a reasonable expectation of anonymity when defamatory content is posted on the Internet? Is there a difference if the content posted is in the context of political speech? The answer to these questions is becoming increasingly important as cases surrounding defamatory content are becoming m...

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Can a Mere Hyperlink Be Defamatory?

For obvious reasons, this author hopes that a hyperlink, on its own, cannot be defamatory. Yet this is precisely the question before Canada's Supreme Court in Crookes v. Newton. The defendant, who operates P2PNet.net, authored an article entitled "Free Speech in Canada," including hyperlinks to fu...

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New Bill Gives Online Gambling Another Chance

The issue of whether online gambling should be legalized is once again being taken up in the U.S. Congress through a new bill designed to significantly overhaul the UIGEA, which it passed in 2006. The UIGEA makes it illegal for U.S. financial institutions to transfer money to offshore gambling websi...

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Governments Getting Into the Online Gaming Game

Governments in a number of jurisdictions are moving not only to regulate online gaming but also to become an active participant in the industry. Various provinces in Canada have recently entered into the online gaming industry by developing and providing online gaming websites. In July of 2010, the ...

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Defamation in 140 Characters or Less

The New Zealand High Court recently ruled that a former cricketer accused of match-fixing over Twitter can pursue his Twitter libel case. Lalit Modi, a cricketing administrator, took to Twitter to accuse Chris Cairns, a former cricketer, of match-fixing on Twitter. Cairns in turn filed a lawsuit, cl...

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Online Gambling: Keeping Up With the Joneses

The United States' largest trading partner and direct neighbor to the north recently made the bold statement that the Ontario government will be entering the online gambling business. Following moves by other Canadian provinces, including British Columbia and several Maritime Provinces, the Ontario ...

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Net Gambling Payers Caught in Controversial Legal Web

Last August, Douglas Rennick, a Canadian citizen, was charged with various offenses by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Specifically, Rennick was charged with several criminal indictments, including bank fraud, money laundering conspiracy, gambling conspiracy,...

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YouTube’s Copyright Fight Flares Up

The U.S. Federal Court for the Southern District of New York recently ordered the unsealing of court filings submitted by Viacom and Google in Viacom's three-year old, $1 billion copyright infringement lawsuit against Google-owned YouTube. The released documents paint a tale of corporate intrigue a...

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Canada: Internet Piracy Haven

General P2P file-sharing systems have been ubiquitous throughout the Internet since the mid-1990s. While such systems were made famous -- or infamous -- by the likes of Napster, the common thread with those systems was the general architecture. P2P systems consist of a distributed network architect...

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US Online Gambling Laws and Foreign Nationals: Pushing the Limits

Over the past decade, online gambling has expanded to become a multi-billion dollar business. There are over 2,000 gambling sites worldwide; however, none of these sites are based in the United States, as the U.S. possesses stringent gambling laws. Most notably, in 2006, the U.S. Congress passed t...

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Tweeting From the Courtroom

Since its conception in 2006, Twitter has gained considerable notoriety and publicity worldwide. Recently, Twitter played a major role in capturing the political developments following the 2009 Iranian presidential elections, as well as the social zeitgeist surrounding the passing and subsequent mem...

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Employers, Employees and Independent Contractors – Who Owns the Copyright?

I frequently encounter intellectual property disputes between companies and independent contractors doing work for those companies. Often, the disputes involve trying to determine who owns the copyright to materials developed during their working relationship. Whether you are an employer or a worke...

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Regulatory Body Grappling With Online Real Estate Businesses

Disputes over the regulation of online real estate businesses that have surfaced in the last few years have caused the courts to recognize the importance of the Internet to the real estate industry. A recent case challenged the use of computer technology in relation to the method by which brokers pr...

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Court Okays Use of Trademarks in Google Searches

In a recent decision that might have long-term implications on how Internet search engines run their advertising programs, the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia released its written opinion on Government Insurance Company v. Google, Inc., et al., a case decided a while back. The C...

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Companies Step Up Electronic Monitoring of Employees

A recent survey in the United States has highlighted the growing trend of employers to electronically monitor employees in the workplace. According to the 2005 Electronic Monitoring & Surveillance Survey conducted by the American Management Association (AMA) and The ePolicy Institute, employers ...

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Local Taxation of Online Sales: Only a Matter of Time?

The majority of U.S. states are moving to end the tax-free ride for most online shoppers, a development that is facing opposition from some members of the public, businesses and a number of federal lawmakers. At present, 43 states have joined a states-led coalition called the Streamlined Sales Tax P...

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Is Your Boss Monitoring Your BlackBerry?

Private messages exchanged using corporate BlackBerry wireless devices might not be quite so private after all as evidenced by a recent lawsuit filed in Toronto, Canada, by the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC). The lack of security through the use of such devices, which are increasingly uti...

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New Law Clears Way for DVD Filtering Technology

On April 27, President George Bush signed a copyright bill that aims to legalize technology that allows users to automatically skip over or mute objectionable content in movie DVDs. Contained in DVD players and other devices, the filtering technology allows parents to prevent their children from see...

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