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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. ...

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Defamatory Blog Posts: Protecting Privacy vs. Protecting Reputations

This story was originally published on Sept. 28, 2011, and is brought to you today as part of our Best of ECT News series. ...

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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? ...

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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 further articles that were allegedly defamatory of the plaintiff.

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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. The Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act has been introduced by Rep. John Campbell, R-Calif., with Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., as a leading cosponsor. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., and Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., are also leading cosponsors. This bill is nearly identical to the anti-UIGEA (the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act) bill introduced in the 111th Congress last year. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, and conspiracy to defraud the United States. Rennick, through himself and the family of companies under his direct control, provided payment services for Internet gambling businesses. ...

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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, US$1 billion copyright infringement lawsuit against Google-owned YouTube ...

Keeping It Real for Cross-Border Online Shoppers

Now, the pharmaceutical door between Canada and the U.S. has been closed, Javad Heydary,chairman and managing director ofHeydary Hamilton, told the E-Commerce Times. "After reaching the height of activity between 2000 and 2005, online purchases of prescription drugs from Cana...

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Canada: Internet Piracy Haven

General peer-to-peer (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 architecture that requires participants to make a portion of their computer system resources, such as processing power, disk storage or network bandwidth, directly available to other network participants without the need for a central server or host to oversee the exchange. ...

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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 the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), which makes it illegal for U.S. financial institutions to transfer money to offshore gambling Web sites or to the online payment services which those Web sites use. As a result of the UIGEA, many non-U.S. Internet gambling Web sites halted their provision of services to U.S. residents...

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Tweeting From the Courtroom

Since its conception in 2006, Twitter has gained considerable notoriety and publicity worldwide. Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging online service that permits users to post updates, known as "tweets." These text-based tweets -- limited to 140 characters -- are displayed on the individual user's profile page. ...

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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 worker, failing to know your rights with respect to copyright can be a costly mistake...

Court Clears Way for Trial in Keyword Trademark Case

The issue of consumer confusion was also at the heart of the Geico case, with evidence submitted to the court to show that consumers made the distinction between a regular phrase and a trademarked one, Javad Heydary, an e-commerce attorney based in Toronto, told the E-Commerce Times...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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