Piracy

Digital Piracy Not Killing Media Biz: Study

CBC | Posted 12.04.2013 | Canada Business

A new study by researchers at the London School of Economics suggests the music and movie industries have been exaggerating the impact digital file...

Voltage VS TekSavvy: Privacy Isn't Our Only Worry

J. David Ellis | Posted 03.26.2013 | Canada Business
J. David Ellis

Piracy is a lot like religion and politics. It tends to polarize opinion and get in the way of finding common ground for thoughtful discussion. That's the pattern we've seen in Voltage Pictures' demand for information from TekSavvy about putative pirating of their movies.

Infringement Assault on TekSavvy: Voltage Trolls Come North

J. David Ellis | Posted 02.13.2013 | Canada Business
J. David Ellis

Note on Monday's Federal Court hearing. Voltage has managed to schedule a hearing at the Federal Court for Monday, December 17, which leaves little time for targeted TekSavvy subscribers to organize their defence. TekSavvy couldn't notify these customers until it had churned through a huge pile of logs, in order to correlate subscribers with the thousands of numeric IP addresses Voltage dumped on them.

Canadian Anti-Counterfeiting Network Calls for Graduated Response

Michael Geist | Posted 01.22.2012 | Canada Business
Michael Geist

While everyone is opposed to counterfeiting, the CACN is pushing for a massive public investment into private enforcement matters at the very time when the evidence suggests Canada already has strong legal rules against counterfeiting and a clear commitment from law enforcement to take appropriate action.

EU Pushes Canada To 'Dramatic' Copyright Changes

Michael Geist | Posted 09.24.2011 | Canada Business

The EU is demanding dramatic changes to Canadian intellectual property law including significant reforms to copyright, patent, and geographical indica...

Forget Fake Goods: Entire Fake Stores Pop Up In China

The Canadian Press | Posted 09.20.2011 | Canada Business

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- BEIJING, China - At first, it looks like a sleek Apple store. Sales assistants in blue T-shirts with the company's logo chat to ...