How To Create a Binding Terms of Service for a Website or App

Date of Currency: November 15, 2020 Agreeing to terms of service is as simple as clicking a button, right? In fact, things aren’t as simple as they may seem. A recent United States case, Snow v. Eventbrite, serves as an important reminder that a terms of service can be found unenforceable if not implemented correctly [...]

By |2020-11-25T18:53:31-08:00November 19th, 2020|Blog, Technology Law|

How to Make Money As An Open Source Software Developer

Did you know that it is possible to make money as a developer of open source software? Many software developers are unaware that money can be made with open source licensing. The conventional wisdom is that open source licensing precludes profit making. Thankfully, it turns out this is incorrect. It is quite possible to make [...]

By |2020-08-04T07:56:51-07:00January 7th, 2020|Blog, Technology Law|

Changes to Canadian Cryptocurrency Regulations

Expected changes to cryptocurrency regulations in Canada With the release of updated anti-money laundering regulations set for mid 2020, businesses engaged in the cryptocurrency & blockchain world will want to familiarize themselves with the proposed changes. The Canadian government recently published amendments to the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA), directly [...]

By |2020-07-15T08:23:58-07:00August 16th, 2019|Blockchain, Blog, Cryptocurrency, Technology Law|

Augmented & Virtual Reality: Navigating the Emerging Legal Terrain

With a continuously expanding market for Virtual Reality technology, from Google’s Daydream to Facebook’s Oculus Rift, the legal landscape is beginning to follow suit. According to market intelligence provider TrendForce, merchandisers sold 14 million virtual reality devices worldwide in 2016, and it projects that VR device sales and software will snowball into a $70 billion [...]

By |2020-08-06T06:28:32-07:00June 13th, 2019|Blog, Gaming, Gaming Law, Intellectual Property, Technology Law|

What Software Developers (And Their Clients) Should Know Before Signing a Software Development Agreement

When a software developer is retained by a client to develop new software, careful attention should be given to the allocation of intellectual property rights in the soon to be created software. Generally speaking, there are two ways that the intellectual property rights in the software can be dealt with. The first option is to [...]

By |2020-10-13T08:13:31-07:00July 28th, 2017|Commercial Law, Intellectual Property, Technology Law|

Proactively Protecting Your Intellectual Property: Copyrights

You’ve probably heard that protecting your intellectual property is important. This is good advice. But just what is intellectual property? Why is it so important to protect? And how does one proactively protect it? If you have ever asked any of these questions, you’re reading the right blog post. What Is Intellectual Property? If you [...]

By |2020-06-16T07:19:54-07:00February 28th, 2017|Blog, Commercial Law, Intellectual Property, Technology Law|

The European Court of Justice Declares the Safe Harbor Decision Invalid

The European Court of Justice Declares the Safe Harbor Decision Invalid Decision of the ECJ On October 6, 2015, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) released their decision in Case C-362/14 Maximillian Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner, rendering the European Commission’s Safe Harbor decision invalid. The Safe Harbor framework allowed US companies to receive personal [...]

By |2020-10-02T07:50:23-07:00October 26th, 2015|Technology Law, Uncategorised|

Canadian Anti-Spam Laws have Teeth

Canadian Anti-Spam Laws have Teeth March has been a big month for anti-spam enforcement by the CRTC. On March 5th, CRTC issued a fine to Compu-Finder, a Quebec company, for $1.1 million, the largest such fine since Canada’s Anti Spam Law (CASL) was put in lace. The company was cited for multiple violations of the [...]

By |2020-09-22T06:47:50-07:00April 2nd, 2015|Technology Law, Uncategorised|
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