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Canadian May Sting Google Over Buzz

A Canadian from the Province of Manitoba has recently sued the Internet giant Google, citing unspecified damages regarding alleged problems stemming from Google's social networking and messaging tool "Buzz," which is integrated into Gmail, the company's Web-based email program. ...


Inside the RIM: Decrypting the BlackBerry

In the past few months, Research In Motion, the creator of the BlackBerry, has been under pressure by authorities in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, India, and other countries to provide greater access to the encrypted information sent by its devices. Each country threatened to ban BlackBerry services unless RIM agreed to grant it greater access to monitor such communications...


Geo-blocking: Jamming a Square Peg Into a Round Hole

When many individuals attempted to watch the recent World Cup games online, depending on where they were located and from which website they tried to view them, they may have found the following statement on their screen: "The requested video cannot be displayed in your region" rather than the game itself. ...


Legal Rights in the Online Gaming Casino

The online poker scene was set on its ear with the arrival of the Swedish phenom known only by his Tolkien-esque moniker of "Isildur1." Isildur1 burst onto the scene in September 2009 and soon began to frequent the nosebleed seats of US$1000/$2000 Pot Limit Omaha reserved for the true high stakes gamer. In terms of high stakes action, according to, within four months of playing at the second largest online poker site Full Tilt Poker, Isildur1 had been involved with the 12 largest pots ever played online, the largest being a staggering $1.3M pot. At his peak, Isildur1 amassed over $5M in winnings within two months of playing at Full Tilt. ...


What to Do While Waiting for Bilski

Interested parties the world over anxiously wait as the U.S. top court prepares its ruling regarding the patentability of business methods. The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard arguments in the matter of Bernard Bilski and Rand Warsaw v. David Kappos in an appeal from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which upheld the United States Patent Office decision last year. ...


Get Your Startup on a Solid Legal Footing From the Start

So you've sought intellectual property protection for your patentable invention, or you've trademarked your logo. Do you think your startup is now protected? This alone may not be enough. ...


Your ‘Private’ Facebook Posts Could Turn Up in a Courtroom

With an increasing number of individuals engaging in social networking, it is not surprising that Web sites such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace have started to play a prominent role in litigation in the United States and Canada, at times affecting outcomes ...

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