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Telus records all your texts
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Yesterday, the Supreme Court in R. v. Telus, 2013 SCC 16 made an interesting ruling on what types of warrants are applicable to text messages under the Criminal Code. What’s interesting isn’t the ruling – as expected, the Court decided … Continue readingAre emails at work confidential or privileged?
Monday, September 10, 2012
A reader wondered about communicating with her lawyer from work. In particular, she wondered if such communications are confidential or privileged. Generally, communications between a client and her lawyer are subject to solicitor-client privilege, and may not be revealed in … Continue readingThe BBM trademark and Research in Motion
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Finally some good news for Research in Motion this morning, as the Federal Court dismissed a lawsuit by BBM Canada challenging the use of the trade-mark “BBM” by Research in Motion Limited (RIM) in the promotion of its BlackBerry Messenger … Continue readingRobinson Sucroë and copyright infringement
Friday, May 25, 2012
For the last 16 years, Claude Robinson has been fighting television giant Cinar in Quebec court, alleging that Robinson Sucroë, an animated television series from Quebec, was plagiarized from Robinson Curiosité, an earlier work by Claude Robinson. In 2009, the … Continue readingOntario court confirms new privacy tort
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Earlier this year, the Ontario Court of Appeal in Jones v. Tsige, 2012 ONCA 32 confirmed the existence of a new tort of privacy, a cause of “action for intrusion upon seclusion”: One who intentionally intrudes, physically or otherwise, upon … Continue reading