TIP group hosts Simon Hodgett for presentation on cloud computing 1

Last Thursday the TIP group at the University of Toronto hosted Simon Hodgett from Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, LLP to speak about the topic of cloud computing. Simon is a partner in his firm’s Business Law Department, and practices in the Technology Business Group. You can view his bio here. Simon began his presentation with ...

Mininova Removes All Copyright-Infringing Torrents

Mininova, one of the largest torrent sites on the Internet, has removed all torrents which are alleged to contain copyrighted content, according to TorrentFreak. This is in response to the Dutch court ruling in the civil suit in August 2009 brought by the Dutch trade association BREIN, which represents the Dutch recording and film industries, ...

UK Protests Against “Three-Strikes” Proposals

The BBC reports growing protests from consumers and rights group against the Digital Economy bill which was introduced on November 19 in the British Parliament. The bill proposes a “three strikes” rule in tackling copyright infringement via illegal file-sharing, which could lead to the eventual suspension of a user’s internet access. There is currently a ...

Apple and Psystar reach partial settlement

Apple sued Psystar, the maker of a Macintosh clone, last year. AppleInsider reports that the two companies have settled the bulk of their case. Specific details are expected to be available later today.