Showing Tag: Intellectual Property

Permitted Keyword Advertising in Canadian Trademark Law

One of the basics of trademark law is “use”. It is important in several ways, but a major one is testing whether…

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Nanny Cams and Home Recording Laws

Home video for security purposes and child care is everywhere these days. Check out our video where Craig Zawada, Q.C. talks about…

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A Box Full of Questions: Kodi and Canadian Law

You may have heard of Kodi boxes. You might even have one yourself. They sometimes go by different names – Android TV…

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Are Text Messages Less Private?

Ask people on the street how private their communications are and you will get a variety of answers. It turns out the…

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Who Gets To Look In Your Phone At The Border?

Here’s a thought experiment for you. You are at airport security, beginning the always pleasant regime of scans and scrutiny that today’s…

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How Much Is Privacy Worth? In This Case, $15,000

Is privacy dead? Not really, of course, but it is under attack. One of the biggest weapons against privacy is the increasing…

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Fair Dealing Still Treated Broadly By Canadian Courts

Copyright is broad and limited. What do I mean by that apparent oxymoron? Anything covered by Canada’s Copyright Act enjoys a wide…

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How Much Of Your Music and Video Do You Actually Own?

How much music do you own? I am talking about tunes in any form – downloaded files, CD’s, DVD’s, sheet music or…

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How “Notice and Notice” Works for Copyright Claims in Canada

You have this “friend”. She opened her mail box one day and found a letter from her internet service provider. She is…

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NDA’s Are Not Magic Bullets

One of the acronyms that gets thrown around a lot in business is “NDA”. It of course stands for non-disclosure agreement, sometimes…

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Safeguarding Business and Customer Data

Sex sells. That is not news. This piece is not about sex, but it is about the lesson behind a rather salacious…

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Using Traps To Snare Copyright Infringement

Are you familiar with Lillian Mountweazel, the American photographer who was killed in an explosion while working for Combustibles magazine? Did you…

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