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Facebook targets procedural fairness at OPC in court filing

Media | 04/27/2020 5:16 pm EDT

Facebook Inc.'s request that Federal Court throw out a report from the federal Office of the Privacy Commissioner may highlight the issue of procedural fairness within the OPC, and could be a preview of what the social media giant will want in any update to privacy law,...

OPC takes Facebook to Federal Court

telecom | 02/06/2020 2:17 pm EST

The Office the Privacy Commissioner has filed a much-anticipated notice of application in Federal Court against Facebook Inc., some nine months after the OPC announced that the social media giant had violated the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents...

Court docs detail expansion of Canadian website-blocking order

Media | 01/08/2020 4:58 pm EST

Fresh documents are shedding light on how Canada’s first piracy case...

CIPPIC training AI to highlight patterns in regulatory, court docs

Media | 12/10/2019 4:32 pm EST

The Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) is teaming up with an artificial intelligence platform that it hopes will produce insights, which would otherwise be missed, from a...

More consumer groups say they won’t participate in CRTC internet code proceeding

telecom | 11/30/2018 3:59 pm EST

The list of consumer groups that say they won’t take part in the CRTC’s...

Consumer groups warn MPs against site-blocking pitches

Media | 11/06/2018 1:55 pm EST

OTTAWA — Consumer advocacy groups are cautioning MPs against proposals that would make site-blocking in Canada easier, after a push for those anti-piracy policies failed at the CRTC failed last...

SCC Haaretz ruling maintains jurisdiction ‘status quo’: legal experts

Media | 06/06/2018 5:20 pm EDT

A Supreme Court of Canada ruling in an online libel case won’t change much about how court jurisdiction over online content currently works in Canada, according to legal experts. “The SCC did not re-write the rules of conflicts of law, but simply applied the existing law,” said David Fewer of the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) in an email. CIPPIC intervened in the case, which was heard in November 2017. In question was a case brought to the Supreme...

Amidst NAFTA IP negotiation, Copyright Act review kicks off

Media | 12/13/2017 6:13 pm EST

After a unanimous vote in the House of Commons, the federal government has triggered the long-awaited five-year review of the Copyright Modernization Act, though the timing might cause some...

Court issues no-cost orders for customer IDs of multiple ISPs

Media | 10/13/2017 4:47 pm EDT

The Federal Court has made its first major disclosure orders for subscriber...

Notice-and-notice effect on piracy unclear ahead of copyright review

Media | 03/13/2017 8:39 pm EDT

As the federal government gears up to review the Copyright Act later this year, information about the rate of piracy in Canada remains elusive, two full years since the implementation of the...

Court OKs disclosure of customer info in Voltage case

Media | 07/28/2016 10:13 pm EDT

Rogers Communications Inc. must disclose the personal information of a customer accused by Voltage Pictures LLC of violating its copyright, according to a court decision that experts said clarifies the...

Comp watchdog seeking experts for Google case: report

Media | 04/22/2015 1:43 pm EDT

The Competition Bureau is looking for experts in the fields of online search and advertising, and experts say it's likely related to its probe into Google Inc.'s advertising practices, the Financial Post reported....

TekSavvy appeals Voltage cost award

Media | 03/30/2015 4:47 pm EDT

TekSavvy Solutions Inc. said Friday it will appeal a recent cost award in a dispute with Voltage Pictures LLC over filesharing. The March 17 decision set the price the film production company must pay to access personal...