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The Copyright Modernization Act: Canada’s new rights and rules

Canada - November 8 2012 Following years of attention and debate over issues such as “digital locks”, “users’ rights” and whether and how Canada is keeping up with other countries in protecting copyright, Canada’s Copyright Modernization Act (the “CMA”) entered into force on November 7, 2012.

Robert D. McDonald.

The government of Canada has announced that the majority of Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) will enter into force on July 1, 2014

Canada - December 5 2013 The CASL regime is aimed at unsolicited commercial electronic messages (CEMs). It also includes provisions addressing the installation of computer…

Timothy M. Banks.

Canada’s anti-spam law – a step by step guide on how it applies to apps and software

Canada - January 3 2015 Canada’s new anti-spam law targets more than just spam. CASL also targets malware, and it has a very broad reach. CASL prohibits installing a…

A road-map to sending “commercial electronic messages” under CASL

Canada - September 12 2013 Let's take stock of the information currently available on Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). First, there is the Act itself. Next, there are:…

Canadian advertisers self-regulate online behavioural advertising

Canada - September 24 2013 Call to Action on OBA The Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) is aware of the challenges associated with balancing privacy in the online…