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When the Law needs to keep up with Technology – Part II

I came across this interesting post today. This is a US case where the court decided that an instant messenger (IM) exchange modified a contract, even though the contract had a clause that explicitly prohibited oral modifications. Among other reasons, … Continue reading

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When the Law needs to keep up with Technology

This week saw the perfect example of how outdated computer law can lead to court decisions that go against our understanding of what is right and what is wrong. Most of us know that hacking into an encrypted wi-fi connection … Continue reading

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Before you hyperlink that…

On December 7th, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada heard Crookes v. Newton, a case dealing with hyperlinks. Simply put, the issue in question is  whether you can be charged with libel for hyperlinking to a webpage containing a defamatory … Continue reading

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