Will Microsoft be found in contempt?

CIOs, CSOs and risk managers concerned about the reach of U.S. courts into data stored in foreign jurisdictions will be interested to note that Microsoft appears willing to risk being found in contempt

Published on: September 2nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Oracle scores another win against Rimini in copyright fight

Four years ago Oracle Corp. began legal action against a third party maintenance support firm called Rimini Street, alleging copyright infringement for software copied from customers onto Rimini servers. (We wrote about the

Published on: August 15th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Police need warrant for basic carrier subscriber information: Supreme Court

Canadian Internet providers can’t turn over basic subscriber information to police without a search warrant, the country’s top court has ruled. In a unanimous decision released Friday morning, the Supreme Court of Canada said

Published on: June 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Apple – Samsung patent verdict cuts both ways

A U.S. federal jury has awarded Apple US$120 million in damages for Samsung’s violation of two Apple patents. That figure falls well short of the US$2.2 billion it was hoping for. The verdict

Published on: May 6th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

BlackBerry exec loses resignation case

Senior staff in IT companies often leave for new opportunities in this fluid industry, but the way they do it is always of interest. Almost always the conditions of departure are governed by

Published on: March 26th, 2014 Howard Solomon

The ‘Click me!’ contracts you must avoid

Have you ever wondered what legal traps might be lurking behind those seemingly innocent "click me" licenses (often referred as an “EULA” or End User License Agreement) that are so often accepted on

Published on: January 29th, 2014 lou milrad

The friendly co-pilot: Don’t be so quick to head to court

Some time ago I was having breakfast with a CIO of a large oil and gas producer based in Calgary. He was having great difficulty with his outsourcing partner; most of his infrastructure

Published on: January 13th, 2014 Graham J. McFarlane

Suit against Facebook serves as privacy warning

Businesses with a social media presence should pay close attention to a privacy lawsuit filed against Facebook for allegedly sharing with advertisers, user data obtained from private messages on the social networking site,

Published on: January 6th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Ex-employees revealing trade secrets to rival: EMC

Former employees of EMC Corp. are disclosing corporate trade secrets to its rival, the storage software giant said in a complaint it filed in court against Pure Storage Inc. “Dozens of former EMC

Published on: November 6th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano