Laptops and Terrorist Hoaxes

Failure to provide a password to police constituting obstruction The accused in R v Charest was charged with four counts relating to an alleged hoax about terrorist threats against the Pickering Nuclear Power Plant. The accused lived in the home … Continue reading

You Can’t Get There From Here

Class action against Facebook denied certification. In Mouaikel c. Facebook, Justice David R. Collier of the Quebec Superior Court heard a motion to strike a class action against Facebook on the basis that the Quebec courts lacked jurisdiction, or that … Continue reading

Patent Prosecution Highway to China

Patent application cooperation with China The Canadian Intellectual Property Office has begun a pilot project Patent Prosecution Highway with the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China. The two year pilot project began on September 1, 2013, … Continue reading

Searching for Child Pornography

The appropriate procedures and limits in searching a hard drive for child pornography were at issue in R v Barwell (no hyperlink available). The accused had brought a computer into a store, requesting that the data on two hard drives … Continue reading

US Teen Convicted of Facebook Harassment

An 18-year old in Pennsylvania was convicted of harassment for posting a derogatory remark on Facebook. In Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Cox, the 18-year old accused girl posted on Facebook the following remark about another girl, then 15: “[Victim] has … Continue reading

Signification par Facebook

Un greffier a aussi juridiction pour accorder une requête pour mode spécial de signification La demanderesse présente une requête pour mode spécial de signification par Facebook alléguant des difficultés de signification de sa requête introductive d’instance en divorce. Il semble … Continue reading

À Signaler

Thierry Léonard, « Taxation au kilomètre et protection des données : un équilibre à inventer », Droit & Technologies, 28 août 2013. Pierre Trudel, « L’expression des sentiments dans un monde hyperconnecté: des risques à gérer », Droit Montréal, Automne … Continue reading