Mondaq Canada: Media, Telecoms, IT, Entertainment
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.
Stewart McKelvey
In the digital economy, the ability to advertise across multiple platforms has exponentially increased the opportunities to market to consumers by removing the limits that exist in the physical marketplace.
Stewart McKelvey
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Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
A second significant portion of Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation ("CASL"), which is designed to combat the distribution of malware, is now in effect.
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Blaney McMurtry LLP
The Copyright Modernization Act, which amended Canada’s Copyright Act, received Royal Assent on June 29, 2012.
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.
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.
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.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Cyber-risk management is an increasingly important challenge for corporate directors. Many commentators have said that there are only two types of organizations – those that have been hacked and know it.
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.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
In its second publicly announced decision under Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL), the CRTC has issued a $48,000 administrative monetary penalty against Plentyoffish Media Inc.
Lerners
The question of where to bring an action for defamation can be complicated in internet defamation cases.
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.
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