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Happy Holidays and Goodbye 2016

OK I’ll say it, 2016 sucked. Well it was fine for me personally and professionally, but that was one ugly US election and we lost a lot of good people. Thank goodness it’s almost over.

You readers were great though! On behalf of the whole AM.com team, thanks so much for sticking with us and making this law blogging thingy all sorts of fun! As I predict every year, I am sure this internet thingamajig will take off in 2017. Sooner or later that will come true.

Happy holidays!

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Happy Holidays and all that jazz

Debate thisThanks so much to steve and the rest of you readers who make blogging about this law stuff a lot of fun. As I predict every year, I am sure this internet thingamajig will take off in 2016. Sooner or later that will come true.

Happy holidays!

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Internet law expert says things on TV

canada am screen shot3This morning noted internet law expert Allen Mendelsohn (who?) appeared on CTV’s Canada AM to opine about the update to the Copyright Act that came into effect today. It’s called the “notice and notice regime” and I’ve written about it before. Wow, 3 years ago! Everything I wrote is still valid though, as the government did not change or add one word to the law since then. Lazy government.

Anyway, god forbid CTV should have an embeddable video player, so here are some links:

Just the video

Actual news story with quotes from somebody you know (plus the video)

My new year’s resolution is to media whore like it’s 1999. So far so good. I’ll be on CJAD tomorrow at 7:10 AM, CKNW on Sunday at 4:30 PM (EST) and on other radio stations Monday morning. Just waiting on The National. Call me, CBC!

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Happy Holidays and Goodbye 2014

AM_colbert_card2014Wow, 2014 is coming to end quickly! I barely had time to stop writing 2013 on my checks. I’ll always remember 2014 as the year spam disappeared forever, thanks to the Canadian government.

This here is my annual Happy Holidays post, wherein I thank all of you awesome loyal (and semi-loyal, and disloyal) readers for being there, for reading, for commenting, and for generally being awesome while I wish you the religious or secular Happy Holidays of your choice. So, uh, done I guess.

See you in 2015. I hope the internet will still be around.

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Happy 25th, World Wide Web!

The World Wide Web turns 25 years old today. Holy crap! I remember when he was just a young teenager.

The video above is a special message for today from Tim Berners-Lee, the genius who invented the thing. Do you remember the internet before the magical WWW letters? No you don’t. I’ll tell you, it was a nightmare. You had to go to alt.binaries newsgroups for your porn. You kids today don’t know how good you have it.

And really, without the web, I’d be stuck as a boring corporate lawyer somewhere. Ugh. I owe my career to Tim Berners-Lee. Thanks Tim. I’ll send you your cut via snail mail. I’m sure it won’t get lost.

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Happy Holidays, Mad Men-style

Best holidya party EVAH

Thanks to all of you for reading the blog this year. Without you, I’d really just be writing a diary. And maybe be in therapy.

Happy Holidays to you. Please enjoy a delicious beverage.

Here’s to a healthy and happy and prosperous 2014 for all. I predict internet law will be important in 2014. This internet technology thingy is going places I tells ya.

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Wherein I correct my own (100% accurate) statements made to the media

Two media titans talk about the internet

Two media titans talk about the internet

So yesterday Global News published an article about CSEC and Brazilian spying. It includes a shitload of quotes from some internet lawyer named Allen Mendelsohn. Boy that guy is an idiot. Allow me to correct some of what he said.

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I’m number 24! I’m number 24!

Look out Kim, it's a cougar!Look out Kim, it's a cougar!Happy New Year to you kids! And to me too, because I am proud to be number 24! Canadian IP lawyer extraordinaire and blogger Barry Sookman has ranked the most popular intellectual property and technology law blogs. He ranked the Top 10 for the world, and a bunch of other geographic areas (EU, US, UK, etc.) and most importantly, Canada.

Most importantly because your humble blogger appears on the Canadian list, at the awesome Jack Bauerian ranking of 24! Hells yeah!

Thanks to all of you readers for making this achievement possible, and to Barry for compiling the rankings. Let’s aim for top 20 in 2013! And then we’ll knock Geist off his perch in 2014. He has it coming.

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