Margot Patterson

Margot Patterson

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Copyright v. Privacy: Voltage Pictures LLC v. John Doe And Jane Doe

The recent Federal Court of Canada decision in Voltage Pictures LLC v. John Doe and Jane Doe (2014 FC 161) has already received considerable attention for its approach to deterring so-called “copyright trolls”: plaintiffs...more

2/25/2014 - Canada Copyright Copyright Trolls Privacy Laws

How Canada’s Anti-Spam Enforcers Will Cooperate, Coordinate, Share Information

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) brings with it new legal violations and penalties, some of which become effective as of July 1, 2014. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), the...more

1/24/2014 - Anti-Spam Legislation Canada CASL CRTC Memorandum of Understanding Spam Telecommunications

6 Month Countdown To Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) has been a long time coming. The Government of Canada announced today that most of CASL’s provisions will enter into force on July 1, 2014....more

12/5/2013 - Anti-Spam Legislation Canada

Canadian Advertisers Self-Regulate Online Behavioural Advertising

Call to Action on OBA - The Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) is aware of the challenges associated with balancing privacy in the online advertising environment, and wants the ad industry to step up. On the day...more

9/24/2013 - Advertising Canada Internet Self-Regulatory Organizations

A Road-Map To Sending “Commercial Electronic Messages” Under CASL

Let’s take stock of the information currently available on Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). First, there is the Act itself. Next, there are: - the Electronic Commerce Protection Regulations (CRTC)...more

9/12/2013 - Anti-Spam Legislation Canada CRTC Spam

Focus On Ontario - Not-For-Profit Corporations Act, March 2013: Transitioning To The ONCA

In This Issue: - Transitioning to the ONCA - Excerpt from Transitioning to the ONCA: The Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 (“ONCA”) is targeted to come into effect on July 1, 2013. The new Act...more

3/21/2013 - Bylaws Canada Corporate Governance Duty of Care Financial Accounting Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act

The Fake Facebook Profile And The Veiled Victim

Originally published in Internet and E-Commerce Law in Canada - December 2012 Volume 13, No. 8. In A.B. v. Bragg Communications Inc., the Supreme Court of Canada determined that a 15-year-old can proceed anonymously...more

1/10/2013 - Appeals COPPA Cyberbullying Facebook Media Right to Acceess Right to Privacy Social Media

Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) – Proposed New Regulations Would Soften Impact

Draft Regulations recognize CASL should not apply to ”regular business communications” Industry Canada has published long-awaited draft Regulations that would lessen the impact of Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) on...more

1/9/2013 - Anti-Spam Legislation Electronic Communications PIPEDA Regular Business Communications

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