Just because technology now exists to track a person through their mobile phone does not mean you are legally entitled to do so. This was the main conclusion by the Supreme Court of New Jersey in their unanimous, groundbreaking geolocational privacy decision in State v. Earls.
On July 15th, 2013, Judge Walton of the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (“FISC”) granted a motion put forward by Yahoo on June 14th, which called for the release of more details about the government’s push in a 2008 case to obtain user data under the Protect America Act.
As of July 25th, WIPO has rejected all of the first 14 Legal Rights Objections (LRO) filed in response to applications for the registration of new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs). While there are still over 50 Objections yet to be decided, the rejection of all the objections so far have some commentators beginning to question the effectiveness of the process.
The Internet Taxi: Collective Management of Copyright and the Making Available Right, after the Pentalogy
Just after the adoption of Bill C-11, the Supreme Court of Canada handed down five decisions, which are now referred to as the “pentalogy”, to follow the heretofore famous trilogy. The pentalogy, like its three-legged predecessor, marked a significant shift in Canadian copyright policy. The five cases dealt in one form or another with collective […]