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. The reporter’s privilege of protecting the identity of his sources, takes origin from the need to preserve the bases of a democratic society. Protection of journalistic sources is strictly connected with a […]
It’s hardly surprising that politicians and members of the press often find themselves at odds with one another, as the two have a long history of conflicting priorities and mandates. Yet the two entities occupy complementary and at times oppositional roles in serving the public good. The recent debate surrounding leaked information about possible copyright […]
We are pleased to announce details of the 2013 Intellectual Property Law and Technology Intensive Program. The tremendously successful program is currently in its third year, but it is continuing to grow. We are excited to announce the offering of three brand new placements for 2013, and the return of an excellent placement from the […]
The “Word” Is Not Enough: New Cybercrime Prevention Act Leaves Philippine Plagiarists Criminally Vulnerable (UPDATED)
The institution of a controversial new Cybercrime Prevention Act in the Philippines may leave plagiarists subject to criminal sanctions. The penalty for the plagiarism depends on the number of prior offences, but first-time infringers can expect up to one to three years in prison.
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service: UK Extends Meaning of IP in Phone Hacking Case to Remove Self-Incrimination Privilege
In the latest portion of the legal fallout from the News of the World “phone hacking” scandal, the UK Supreme Court held that former footballer and private investigator, Glenn Mulcaire must reveal his contacts with the corporation.
When suspected Montreal “body parts” killer, Luka Magnotta, was detained in Berlin on June 4 following an international manhunt, only one small piece of a complex legal web was resolved. In addition to the ongoing murder investigation, digital issues involving web hosting of explicit content and concerns about trademark denigration have been thrust to the […]
Sue Gaudi is the Vice-President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at The Globe and Mail Inc. She presented the following talk at a lecture to students in IP Osgoode's internship program, the Intellectual Property Law and Technology Intensive Program (IP Intensive). We are very pleased that The Globe and Mail is hosting one of our […]
Jennifer O'Dell is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall and Denise Brunsdon is a social media writer and researcher. Only one post remains on the Ridiculous Pictures of Celine Dion Tumblr and it is tellingly tagged "RIP" and "the dion effect." Dion's lawyers sent Nick Angiolillo, the New York blogger who runs the satirical Tumblr site […]
Dan Whalen is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. Disgraced UK tabloid News of the World has finally crumbled under the mounting weight of the national phone-hacking scandal. As investigations heat up and criminal charges seem imminent, it is worthwhile to examine the law that prosecutors will seek to uphold and once again […]
Michael Gilburt is a JD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. The United Nations has released a report that examines the relationship between Internet access and the right to free expression under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).