Posts Tagged ‘General’

Copyright process a complex action

For the London Free Press – February 24, 2014 Read this at In December 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed that copyright applies to protect how an idea was expressed in a story, but not the idea behind … Continue reading → Full story

Have you ever suffered from Formitis?

Today’s Slaw post: Formitis To cling blindly and unwaveringly to a document while ignoring reality. OK – I made that up – but lawyers and clients often get frustrated when the other party to a … Continue reading → Full story
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Anti-spam bill impact will be immense

For the London Free Press – February 10, 2014 Read this at The Canadian anti-spam act comes into force July 1, 2014. If you think it won’t affect your business or not for profit because you don’t send mass … Continue reading → Full story

Some CASL Clarification

Todays Slaw post. CRTC and Industry Canada representatives provided some insight into their thoughts on CASL (the new anti-spam law that kicks in July 1) in an IT-Can forum on Monday. To come under the complex CASL rules, the email … Continue reading → Full story

Social Media in the Workplace

This article originally appeared in the December 2013 edition of the HRPA London and District Digest. (See page 10 of this pdf copy.) Social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Pinterest – to name a few – permeate … Continue reading → Full story

Sochi Olympics – Social Media for Personal Use Only

Today’s Slaw post: The limitations and restrictions regarding social media use during the 2014 Winter Olympics Games continue to be controversial.  While the International Olympic Committee (“IOC”) has eased up on their social media restrictions over the years, the IOC … Continue reading → Full story

Deloitte 2014 TMT predictions

Today’s Slaw post: Deloitte publishes TMT (Technology, Media and Telecommunication) trend predictions each year.  Deloitte’s Duncan Stewart does a series of public presentations on the predictions, which is worth seeing if you have the opportunity. The entire list is interesting, but here … Continue reading → Full story

CASL Anti-Spam Act chart revised

I have revised this spam analysis chart to reflect the final regulations under the Canadian anti-spam act that comes into effect July 1 2014.  More detail can be found in articles I have written. (Download a pdf of the 2014 … Continue reading → Full story

Social Media – the same thing only different

Todays Slaw post: Two articles I noticed this morning emphasize that while social media can bring its own set of legal issues, sometimes its use can have the same consequences as any other form of publication. The first is a CBC … Continue reading → Full story

CASL (Anti-Spam Act) and Charities

CASL (the anti-spam act) will apply to charities when it comes into force on July 1, 2014. The good news for charities is that the recently published Industry Canada regulations say that electronic messages are not spam if they are: sent … Continue reading → Full story