Electronic Commerce and Internet Law in Canada
Electronic Commerce and Internet Law in Canada, 2nd Edition, CCH Canadian Ltd., 2012 (with Michael Deturbide).
Electronic Commerce and Internet Law in Canada, 2nd Edition is a definitive resource on Internet and e-commerce law from Canada’s leading IT law experts, Teresa Scassa and Michael Deturbide.With a Foreword written by Justice Thomas Cromwell of the Supreme Court of Canada, this latest edition’s extensive coverage addresses the vast changes that have taken place in this dynamic and rapidly evolving field.Highlights in the new edition include:
* New Copyright Act amendments
* Trademark issues online
* Online contracting, including browse wrap agreements
* Personal information protection in the private sector
* Software and e-business patents
* Consumer protection online
* Canada's new anti-spam legistlation
* Online Anonymity
* Regulation of online speech
* Intermediary liability
* Web-based competition
* Internet domain names
* Jurisdictional issues
Tags: Internet IP
Book Review: Giuseppina D’Agostino, Copyright, Contracts, Creators: New Media, New Rules
Book Review: Giuseppina D’Agostino, Copyright, Contracts, Creators: New Media, New Rules, (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 2010) 320pp., (2011) 9.1 Canadian Journal of Law and Technology 93-98
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Keyword advertising in trademark law
“Keyword advertising in trademark law”, Lawyers Weekly, November 26, 2010, p. 11.
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Copyright Reform and Fact-Based Works
“Copyright Reform and Fact-Based Works”, in M. Geist, ed. From "Radical Extremism" to "Balanced Copyright": Canadian Copyright and the Digital Agenda, (Irwin Law, 2010), 571-597.
In recent years we have seen a dramatic growth in the number of websites, databases, tools and applications which use data from a variety of public and private sources to offer innovative information-based services to a wide range of users. In many cases, the innovators are upstarts – individuals or small companies that see opportunities for new and useful applications. Although developers may rely upon the copyright doctrine that there is no copyright in facts when they create their tools, the state of the law in this area reveals many uncertainties. In an innovation economy, clarity around the status and use of data in new works is crucial; and the public interest is best served by facts remaining in the public domain. This chapter provides an overview of the current state of the law in relation to the protection of fact-based works in copyright law. It then considers the extent to which Bill C-32 clarifies, ignores or makes worse the state of the law in this area.
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Tags: Geospatial IP
Faster, Higher, Stronger: The Protection of Olympic and Paralympic Marks Leading up to Vancouver 2010
“Faster, Higher, Stronger: The Protection of Olympic and Paralympic Marks Leading up to Vancouver 2010”– edited reprint of refereed article, in Vassil Griginov, ed., The Olympics: A Critical Reader, Routledge, 2010, pp. 344-357
The original (and longer) version of this book chapter appeared in the U.B.C. Law Review in 2008 (listed under refereed publications). The chapter evaluates Canada’s Olympic and Paralympic Marks Act of 2007, with a particular focus on ambush marketing.
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Tags: Ambush Marketing IP