Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



HST Place of Supply Rules for Lawyers and Those Who Provide Litigation Services

The HST place of supply rules include a specific rules for "services rendered in connection with litigation". This rule applies to lawyers, process servers, transcription service providers, those who provide expert opinions in...

Canada's Export & Import Controls Bureau Launches Consultations on Encryption Technology

On March 8, 2010, Canada's Export & Import Controls Bureau of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (the "EICB") announced it is engaging in consultations with interested Canadian companies and wishes to...

Canada - EU CETA Update: Copyright

The Wire Report is reporting that the EU is pressuring Canada in the second Round of Canada - European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement negotiations to make significant amendments to Canada's copyright laws....

Canada's Privacy Commissioner Issues Report Facebook Needs to Improve Privacy Practices

On July 16, 2009, Canada's Privacy Commissioner issued a news release entitled " facebook needs to improve privacy practices, investigation finds". A copy of the news release may be found at the following link -...

Canada Introduces Electronic Commerce Protection Act to Stop Spam

On April 24, 2009, Canada's Minister of Industry announced that the government has introduced Bill C-27 An Act to promote the efficiency and adaptability of the Canadian economy by regulating certain activities that discourage...

Call to Canadians - Seek Access to ACTA Negotiations Information

The Counterfeit Blog posted the following post on September 27, 2008 -

EFF Sues USTR Over ACTA and FOIA

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Public Knowledge filed suit September 18 against the U.S. Trade...

Soon-to-be Imposed Fees For Incoming Text Messages Not Going Over Well

Industry Minister, Jim Prentice, has hinted (strongly) that Canadian telecom giants Bell Mobility and Telus Mobility could face new regulations if they do not reconsider their decision to charge customers for incoming text...

Canada Tables New Anti-Illegal Downloading Laws

On June 12, 2008, the Conservative Government tabled Bill C-61 "An Act to Amend the Copyright Act", which cracks down on those Internet users who upload and share files and sets much higher penalties than for downloaders. ...

Canada's Federal Court of Appeal Allows Judicial Review to Reverse Tariff on Audio Recorders

On January 9, 2008, the Federal Court of Appeal heard the judicial review application in Apple Canada Inc., Dell Inc., Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft Canada Co.), Sandisk Corporation and Sony of Canada v. Canadian Private...