Here’s a fun software license

I came across this “Death and Repudiation License” in a recent software licensing review/copyright audit. Essentially, you can use the software if you’re dead, but the licensor will repudiate the license agreement “at a time which is designated to be the most inconvenient”. Your children and heirs will be subject to “infinite punishments”…

On the shooting in Ottawa today

OK. All’s well that ends well. As politicians propose stripping more of your privacy and personal liberties over the coming days in the name of “security against terrorism”, remember that CURRENT SECURITY LEVELS WORKED. This could not have gone better. Sadly, one innocent person died. But no matter how much security you install, you will …

CopyrightX 2014 – Online Harvard Law School Course Materials

I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to take Terry Fisher‘s excellent CopyrightX course, offered online by Harvard Law School and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society this year.  I applied last year, but didn’t get in due to popular demand – for the course, presumably, not for my exclusion.  The lectures and discussion groups have just wrapped up, …

Competition Bureau’s Draft IP Enforcement Guidelines Update

On April 2, 2014, Canada’s Competition Bureau released a draft update to the Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines (the “IPEGs”).  I have prepared a comparison of the current IPEGs to the updated version.   I have not had the opportunity to fully consider the changes yet, but they appear at a glance to be relatively minor …