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Cell phones are the new cameras. Almost 75% of Canadians own a cell phone.
Stewart McKelvey
In the past few years, Nova Scotia has fostered the development of video game and interactive media companies by offering a competitive digital media tax credit.
Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP
Below is an excerpt from John McKeown's May 2015 Mailer where he discusses misleading advertising and more.
Collins Barrow National Incorporated
We continue our review of interesting and unique legal tech issues. Here are some recent developments we are watching.
Goodmans LLP
Under the Budget, the OPSTC rate was reduced from 25% to 21.5% for qualifying production expenditures incurred after April 23, 2015.
McMillan LLP
Social media is now an integral part of most communications strategies.
Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
Health Canada has recently released a draft Good Label and Package Practices Guide for stakeholder consultation.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
In a recent article, The New M&A Trend that is Shaking Up the Media Sector, Forbes reported on M&A deals involving mobile-driven, digital first content companies, a type of transaction which is starting to dominate the M&A deal space.
Dentons (Canada)
As Online Behavioural Advertising (OBA) becomes a business model, the Report of Findings of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) on Bell's Relevant Ads Program (RAP) constitutes a milestone.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Violation of the Competition Act prohibitions can result in serious remedies, including administrative monetary penalties of up to $1 million per violation for individuals and up to $15 million per violation for organizations.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
For the second time in a month, the CRTC has imposed a penalty against a foreign telemarketer.
Stewart McKelvey
Nova Scotia’s Minister of Finance Diana Whalen hinted in the weeks leading up to yesterday’s budget announcement that the provincial government was planning on amending Nova Scotia’s Film Industry Tax Credit.
Dentons (Canada)
In advising potential art donors I find my clients are surprised when I ask "Are you the owner of the art?" At times there is no quick or obvious answer.
Stewart McKelvey
The Nova Scotia Supreme Court has finally given some much-needed judicial interpretation to the broadly worded definition of cyberbullying contained in the Cyber-safety Act, SNS 2013, c.2.
Clark Wilson LLP
As we previously reported in our October 2014 issue, the computer program provisions of Canada’s anti-spam law ("CASL") came into force on January 15, 2015.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On March 25, 2015, the CRTC announced that the Vancouver-based, online dating service PlentyofFish paid $48,000 as part of a voluntary settlement of an alleged violation of Canada’s anti-spam law.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
ACTRA's new National Commercial Agreement (which is now in force and is not set to expire until June 30, 2017) includes important amendments to its previous version, as outlined in the Memorandum of Settlement.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
Pursuant to the Canadian Criminal Code, only provincial governments may conduct and manage Internet gaming. Eight provinces currently conduct and manage Internet gaming.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
This paper summarizes selected developments in Canadian Internet law during 2014.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
In a precedent-setting ruling, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has issued its first penalty to a foreign-based telemarketer for violations of the Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules.
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Bennett Jones LLP
A recent decision from the British Columbia Court of Appeal provides an important reminder when communicating by email regarding the negotiation of the terms of an agreement...
Clark Wilson LLP
The Canadian anti-spam law came into effect on July 1, 2014 and includes the ability to levy severe administrative monetary penalties of up to $10 million for one violation of CASL.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
The blending of work and personal use on a single device raises a number of employment and privacy related issues.
Torkin Manes LLP
There is no doubt the world can be a scary and threatening place in which to do business. Cyber attacks are on the rise.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
The Copyright Modernization Act, which amended Canada’s Copyright Act, received Royal Assent on June 29, 2012.
Miller Thomson LLP
Two recent decisions by the CRTC have prompted us to include a CASL update for the education sector in this month’s newsletter.
Stringer LLP
As technology becomes more ubiquitous in the workplace, the importance of having proper policies and discipline to govern the use of that technology by workers becomes more critical.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Bill S-4, An Act to amend the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act was introduced in the Senate on April 8, 2014...
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
This action is in the early stages of proceeding. Appeal of this decision is anticipated, but it is a case to watch on the expected direction of the court in protecting individual privacy.
Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)
Copyright owners can now direct a notice to alleged infringers via the ISP or host of a website containing the allegedly infringing material.
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