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

BlackBerry, Kik Interactive settle BBM lawsuit

BlackBerry Ltd. has settled its lawsuit against a start-up technology company founded by a former co-op student at BlackBerry who developed an instant messaging application which competed against the BlackBerry Messenger. Waterloo, Ont.-based

Published on: October 8th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Publishers oppose US feds Apple eBook restrictions

Five major publishers are asking the United States Department of Justice to rethink is recommendations that Apple Inc. be banned from entering anti-competitive eBook distribution contracts for five years. Last week, the DOJ

Published on: August 8th, 2013 nestor e. arellano