With Meta and Google announcing that they will block news sharing and links on their platforms before the law takes effect, the Canadian media sector stands to lose millions of dollars with lost links, the cancellation of dozens of existing deals, and a bill that might not generate any new revenues.
The purpose of this Act is to benefit all persons, especially persons with disabilities, through the realization, within the purview of matters coming within the legislative authority of Parliament, of a Canada without barriers, on or before January 1, 2040, particularly by the identification and removal of barriers, and the prevention of new barriers, in … Continue reading “Accessible Canada Act updated”
Canada’s Senate is DAYS away from passing a Bill C-11 – a bill that gives the CRTC sweeping new powers to regulate and manipulate YOUR videos, search results, podcasts, Netflix recommendations and more.1 Our government needs a strong message that YOU are the one who should decide what you see and listen to online. There’s … Continue reading “Calling all Canadians! Fix Bill C-11: Protect your feeds.”
A treasure trove of Hollywood intellectual property is heading for the public domain and Mickey Mouse is about to be set free… https://www.economist.com/christmas-specials/2022/12/20/a-treasure-trove-of-hollywood-intellectual-property-is-heading-for-the-public-domain.
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The Federal Trade Commission the F.T.C. fined Facebook $5 billion — a fraction of Facebook’s $56 billion in annual revenue — for violating a 2011 privacy settlement and placed new conditions on Facebook for privacy violations. The F.T.C. mandated the social network: create an independently appointed privacy committee on its board designate compliance officers to … Continue reading “Facebook Fined $5 Billion and Ordered to Add Oversight of Data Practices”
I see @facebook as an #innovative hero AND victim. I believe the world needs to unite to deal with new superpowers ALL social media spaces grants users, similar to what the #EU did to drive #GDPR. What do YOU think?
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) is responsible for privacy legislation in Canada for Businesses. OPC oversees compliance with: The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) which affects most Canadian Businesses The Privacy Act which is law for government departments and agencies, and their vendors by default. This is why Sue Sutcliffe suggests … Continue reading “What’s New with PIPEDA and the Privacy Act?”
Professor Michael Geist, Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-Commerce Law, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law presents “Separating Fact from Fiction: The Reality of Canadian Copyright, Fair Dealing and Education”
One of the questions I get asked most frequently these days is… Are loaded Android boxes legal, and I’m pleased to share what Canadian internet law expert Michael Geist says which is… “Loaded android boxes falls a little bit into that grey area,” You see Canada’s Copyright Act prohibits unauthorized downloading of copyrighted content, but viewers using … Continue reading “Are you still paying for TV or do you use a loaded Android box?”
The Bill C-11 legislative committee concluded its clause-by-clause review yesterday as eight government amendments were added to the bill and all opposition amendments were defeated. The amendments included an expanded enabler provision and some modest tinkering to other elements of the bill. There are still several steps needed before the bill passes including third reading … Continue reading “Bill C-11 What Happened and What Comes Next”
The Senate begins voting on January 24th on two bills before Congress now; PIPA (Protect IP Act) PIPA and SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) that many experts say is a threat to privacy… ❝The consensus among many experts, internet users, web companies and even the White House, is that SOPA is too restrictive, too dangerous, too complicated and too … Continue reading “SOPA and PIPA is NOT just an American thing!”
PIPEDA (Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act) requires that organizations covered by the Act adhere to its ten basic principles: (source: http://www.privcom.gc.ca/information/guide_e.asp) Accountability – an organization must clearly identify a person within that organization who is their in-house PIPEDA compliance officer. This individual will re responsible for ensuring that the organization in is continual … Continue reading “PIPEDA: An Executive Summary”