The re-posting of this analysis is part of a cross-posting collaboration with MediaLaws: Law and Policy of the Media in a Comparative Perspective. 2012 was a very busy year for Italian lawmakers. Several laws significantly amended the Italian data protection legal framework, as set forth in the Italian Data Protection Code (Legislative Decree No. 196/2003).
In the US, a recent bill that included amendments to the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) has caused considerable controversy among privacy advocates. While some are worried about what is in the bill, the bigger problem is what it leaves out.
'Twas the season for video games. And what better way to top up the coolest gift you gave over the holidays than with an accompanying list of privacy warnings for your loved one?
At the risk of raining on the EU's cloud parade, the European Commission's recently unveiled report, “Unleashing the Potential of Cloud Computing in Europe”, also threatens to unleash a legal storm of international regulatory ordeals, multi-jurisdictional issues, privacy and security battles, and commercial liability. Alas, that is the price of technological ambition: one is always waiting for […]
Entertainment Software Association of Canada v SOCAN was one of two 5-4 split decisions of the copyright pentalogy decisions released on July 12. Online media and software producers and distributors won a major victory. The Supreme Court ruled that the “communication to the public by telecommunication” right does not apply to downloads of a musical […]
Without a background in horse racing, I feel comfortable expressing today as a “Fivefecta”. Since Monday’s announcement that the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) would release judgments in five critically important copyright appeals heard on December 6 and 7, 2011, there has been a growing excitement in the Copyright community. The decisions from these appeals, […]
Giuseppina D’Agostino is the Founder and Director of IP Osgoode, the Founder and Director of the new IP Intensive Program, and an Associate Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School. This December copyright is coming to town! Five historic hearings at the Supreme Court of Canada and a brand new copyright bill in Parliament have the […]
Jennifer Webb is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School and is enrolled in Professor Mgbeoji’s Patents class in Fall 2011. As part of the course requirements, students are asked to write a blog on a topic of their choice. Due to the nature of “cloud” infrastructure, companies filing patents for cloud based innovations […]
Andrew Baker is a LLB/BCL candidate at McGill University Faculty of Law. A New York court has recently ruled against EMI Music’s claims that online music provider, MP3Tunes’s techniques violate the 1998 Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA). The ruling moves one step further in parsing out a legal grey area regarding how the copyright rules […]