Uber and the legal status of ride-sharing in Toronto

December 9th, 2015

By Michelle Stephenson Uber, a California-based application which offers ride-booking applications for smartphones has been in the courts and at the centre of legal debates recently in Toronto and around the world. Using GPS, the Uber app matches a user to a nearby driver and charges the user’s credit card. Cash never changes hands, and […]

 

Judge Lambasts Legal Profession’s Overreliance on Pap …

July 16th, 2014

Ira Marcovitch, Summer Law Student “The times,” Bob Dylan once eloquently quipped, “they are a changin’.” However, as evidenced by a recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court, they may not be changing fast enough for one commercial list judge. In a recent decision, Justice David M. Brown, no stranger to vocal criticisms of the […]

 

Anti-Spam Legislation Update

October 16th, 2012

Further to my earlier blog post on Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (A fine line between marketing and spam) it is expected that the Act will come into force later this year, or early 2013. Two sets of related regulations have been issued, one by the CRTC and one by Industry Canada. While the Industry Canada Regulations […]

 

How private is my Facebook page?

May 28th, 2012

This is a new era – people are voluntarily putting personal information on the Internet in order to share it with their “friends”. Through its many facelifts, Facebook has undergone a multitude of changes not only in its overall appearance, but in the accessibility of its users’ information. Facebook started with a primarily network-based approach, […]

 

A Fine Line Between Marketing and Spam

December 5th, 2011

In December 2010, Bill C-28 (formerly known as the “Fighting Internet and Wireless Spam Act (FISA)”) passed into law. FISA will prohibit certain forms of spam, phishing and the use of spyware in commercial activities. The stated intent of the legislation is to regulate commercial conduct that discourages the use of electronic means to carry […]

 
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