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Opportunity for artificial intelligence stakeholders to shape the Canada Copyright Act

Social media depends on digital technology, and the Canadian government has begun a review of Canada’s Copyright Act and provided an opportunity for public comment.

Government is reviewing the Canada Copyright Act for currency with digital technology

On December 14, 2017, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada announced that Parliament will undertake a review of Canada’s Copyright Act. Reviews of the Act are required every five years.  An important goal is keep Canada’s copyright framework current in light of rapidly evolving digital technology.… Continue Reading

Legal considerations for social network APIs

An application programming interface (API) is a library or structured set of software tools that provides an interface to a backend software platform, such as a social networking platform, without providing direct access to the underlying source code of the platform.

For example, Facebook™, Twitter™, Instagram™, LinkedIn™, Google Plus™, and Tumblr™ offer APIs so that developers can interface with their social networking platforms, resulting in widespread development of various social network based software applications.… Continue Reading

Glossary of terms

  • Add This – refers to the embedded code on a website that allows the user to subscribe or share via social media in one step.  Analytics also allow the social media site to determine which pages are trending.
  • Application Programming Interface (API) – structured set of software tools that provides an interface to a backend software platform, such as a social networking platform.  See our posts on APIs.
  • Brandjacking – the act of assuming a target brand or company’s identity through fake accounts, hashtags, or marketing campaigns.
  • Canoe – the phenomenon whereby a dialogue between a few users gains
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