Stephan Dion announced today his new "tough on crime" platform. In it, he introduces the "Modernization of Investigative Techniques Act" to assist law enforcement in fighting crime. "This bill will allow the police and CSIS adapt to new communications technology....

SCO Deadline Approaches

When SCO launched it's now infamous lawsuit against IBM on March 7, they gave IBM 100 days to resolve the matter. That 100 day mark puts the deadline at June 13. SCO has said that it has...

RIAA’s Dilemna

There is a whole generation of people entering the workforce out of University that don't know a world without personal computers. They have had broadband access to the Internet since before they could do square roots. Napster...

Antitrust hits Apple

Noting that Apple has an 80% market share on legal music downloads, and 90% of the market share of portable music players, a judge in California has given the go-ahead for an antitrust suit against the Apple monopoly. Currently, you...

This is getting stupid

The music industry's desperation is showing. Now they are trying to charge anyone and everyone to save their dying industry. SOCAN (The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) has sent a letter to dentists...

A Look in the Mirror

A new study from AT&T Laboratories and the University of Pennsylvania shows that a whopping 77% of pirated movies available on file sharing networks appear to be "inside jobs". A majority of films have either been released online...

Win a Spam Porsche

AOL is sharing the spoils of their lawsuits. A 2002 Porsche Boxster S, won in a settlement in their lawsuits against spammers is now the grand prize of an AOL sweepstakes launching today. When AOL launched its...

CD’s and Nostalgia

Remember the days of vinyl? There was nothing quite like buying a brand new record, bringing it home and playing it for the first time. The sound on that first playing was so crisp and clear you...
In the wake of the huge developments in the SCO / IBM / Linux world, the creator of Linux, Linus Torvalds says that he is not sure about SCO's claim that Linux contains unlicenced Intellectual Property. He is,...

iTunes raises legal questions

Logic would dictate that if I buy a CD, then I can resell it. Does this logic hold up if it is a digital song purchased from iTunes? George Hotelling wants to know. He purchased "Double Dutch...
Friday's decision by the Copyright Board of Canada futher clarifies the 1999 ruling on Private copying, having a profound impact on the current campaign by the RIAA in the US to halt P2P sharing. The 1999 ruling introduced levies on...
After months of pressure from the Linux Community, SCO has unveiled its evidence that is the basis of its legal battle with IBM. Analysts have been shown samples of the allegedly stolen code, and they say that the...

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