Cannabis and Travel to the United States

Posted by on Monday, October 1st, 2018 in Immigration, Privacy Law, Uncategorized

SEE UPDATE BELOW On October 17, 2018 Bill C-45 comes into effect under the Cannabis Act; the distribution and consumption of cannabis products will be legalized, regulated, and controlled. For Canadians who have a business interest in a cannabis-related company this may prove problematic for future travel to the United States. A senior official with […]

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Google decision may increase the use of your .ca domain

Posted by on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 in Game & App Development, IP & Branding Law, Privacy Law

In a case in the Supreme Court of Canada (watch the video of the decision here) some strategies were suggested for those who are looking to protect their company on the Internet.  In an extension of a matter that began in the BC courts (and previously discussed by us here) the Supreme Court essentially ordered […]

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Facebook Users Beware

Posted by on Thursday, March 26th, 2015 in Privacy Law, Uncategorized

I was recently asked to comment on a news story regarding an old scam run in a new way.  Despite the image many people have of computers and smart phones often having a detrimental effect on socializing, generally this is quite the opposite of what occurs in practice.  Social networking in many forms does allow […]

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BC Court Orders Google to Delist Advertiser

In the terms of use (which few of us read) Google search it very clearly states that “All claims arising out of or relating to these terms or the Services will be litigated exclusively in the federal or state courts of Santa Clara County, California, USA”. Unfortunately for Google, a recent British Columbia Case reminds […]

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Estate Planning – Covering your Digital Assets

Posted by on Saturday, December 6th, 2014 in Game & App Development, Privacy Law, Wills & Estate Planning

Efficient estate planning ensures that your worldly possessions transfer to your kith and kin in accordance to your wishes…but have you planned for inclusion of your virtual possessions? No longer are we able to pass on a bundle of love letters and pictures written to bridge the gap of miles and time. Similarly, we are […]

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Multi-Generational living: Everything old is new again.

Friends of mine are an inspiration, they seem to find ways to stick together, help each other, and have fun no matter what the circumstances. Several year ago, the parents, daughter and son were all working in the same city but house prices were increasing and the children could not save enough to afford a […]

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US Can Now Search Foreign Servers

Posted by on Friday, November 7th, 2014 in Privacy Law

At the start of the summer, a district judge in New York ruled that US authorities can access and search through electronic data stored by US companies on servers based outside the US.
Microsoft had plead the territorial limitations of a warrant issued to it by US law enforcement in respect of data held by the company on servers based in Ireland should bar access to a search in Ireland. The district judge did not accept this position finding that given the nature of the warrant and the practical implications of effectively ceasing enforceability of such warrants such territorial limitation was not warranted.

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5 Questions for your Canadian E-commerce Strategy

Canadian retailers are apparently missing the boat when it comes to attracting online shoppers; at least that seems to be the conclusion from a recent news story.
Citing a study on e-commerce conducted for Google, the study estimates Canadian online consumption is expected to almost double during the 2010 – 2016 period to about $51 billion. The story goes on to report that small and medium sized businesses in Canada have been more reluctant than their peers elsewhere in the world to develop e-commerce strategies.

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