Topic - Regulatory regime in Canada

Regulators are sick and tired of Facebook’s crap

Irony can be pretty ironic

Mmm, that’s good irony

I first used that image up there on this little legal blog back in 2011. It’s incredible how still useful it is. My Facebook tag of posts is pretty much the biggest font in that tag cloud somewhere over there on the right. But the last week has really been bad for Facebook. Even Canada is pissed! Oh wait, Facebook’s stock jumped 4% after a very good earnings quarter. Maybe not such a bad week after all.

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This is… an editorial? A thought piece? Commentary? Anyway it’s some words about the Right to be Forgotten

Have you forgotten about Simple Minds?

Hello! Let’s try something new today – me talking out of my ass. Shut up, my other posts are not me talking out of my ass. They are a combination of me recapping an important court decision or newsworthy item AND me talking out of my ass. This post will just be that second part. Fun! But there is some context, lemme explain.

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Can I interest you in listening to my voice for 9 minutes? What if I told you it was about weed?

So in the spirit of catching up on things from last year, here is an interview I did on CBC Homerun last, oh I dunno, October or something? I was reminded of it because today I am sitting on a panel discussing cannabis, hosted by McGill’s Centre for Intellectual Property Policy. There’s just no ending the pot discussions around here. Duuuude. With so many products like ice wreck on sale in Canada, there’s just so much to talk about.

So click below and have a listen! It’s actually a pretty interesting topic, about buying weed online and if your data is going to the U.S. and if you maybe should not do that as a result.

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Privacy Commissioner heads to Federal Court for fun and determination of Google’s profits

guilty guilty guilty

Don’t worry, I don’t understand the headline either. But I’ll explain. There was a HUGE development in privacy / internet circles [/checks calendar] about 3 weeks ago, that will possibly have some HUGE implications for a lot of things. Am I being vague? Seems like it! OK, let’s figure this out.

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CRTC would like to tax the sh*t out of the internet for more Beachcombers

RELIC!!!!!!

Well maybe that’s a good thing? Sure, the two leads are no longer with us, but think of the revival opportunity. Beachcombers 2018! That idea is my copyright CBC, don’t steal it.

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Surprise! Canada has had a Right To Be Forgotten all along!

Have you forgotten about Simple Minds?Oh Office of the Privacy Commissioner you scamp! Look what you’ve gone and done now.

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Clearly Unconstitutional Anti-Spam Law Declared Constitutional

Clearly free expression

I’ve got some catching up to do in my posts. I’m on fire now! Three in two weeks! (-ish).

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Quebec to tax every seller on the internet?

Taxes!

I know what you’re saying – 2 posts in 3 days? Is Allen ill? It’s possible. But my physical and / or mental state notwithstanding, this is juicy and I had to write about it.

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