Apr 26, 2001
On-Line Contract Formation - Contracting Issues for Businesses on the Net
The paper, presented at a course sponsored by Continuing Legal Education Society of B.C. entitled "Advising Businesses in the Information Age" provides a snapshot of the issues involved in forming binding contracts electronically and suggests where the law is moving as electronic commerce increases.
Oct 1, 2000
Privacy and Confidentiality: Implications of the New Canadian Law
This companion handout was prepared for a panel discussion that Gary Dunn participated in at NetLaw2000 entitled "Privacy and Confidentiality: Implications of the New Canadian Law, October 2000".
Jun 1, 2000
Canadian Judicial and Legislative Update, Year 2000
A paper presented in Seattle, Washington to the Pacific Rim Computer & Internet Association highlighting significant legislative and judicial developments in Canada in the year 2000 dealing with information technology.
Apr 13, 2000
The New Canadian Privacy Legislation
A brief review of Bill C-6 the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.
Apr 1, 2000
Web Sites and the Application of Local Laws
A brief survey of the issues surrounding localizing web sites for local laws, originally published in the April, 2000 issue of BarTalk, a monthly publication of the Canadian Bar Association
Nov 30, 1999
Internet Activity and Jurisdiction over Foreign Defendants
A paper presented by Mr. Johnson at NetLaw 1999, a conference sponsored by The Canadian Institute held in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Nov 30, 1999
Jurisdiction in a Borderless World
A paper presented by Gary Dunn to Netlaw /99 held in Vancouver in November, 1999. Gary provides a framework to assist business and its legal advisers in identifying local laws that must be complied with as a result of Internet business activity.
Nov 1, 1998
Privacy and The Internet, the Canadian Position
An executive summary of the state of privacy legislation in Canada as at November, 1998, including a discussion about the principles behind the proposed Federal Personal Information Protection Act.
Sep 18, 1998
Remediation - Contracting with the Year 2000 Service Provider
Materials prepared for the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia seminar "Preparing for the Year 2000 Computer Bug - Legal Issues and Liabilities" held in Vancouver, B.C. on September 18, 1998.
Jun 1, 1998
1998 Canadian Legislative and Judicial Updates
In the context of the Internet, this paper provides a review of selected legislative and judicial activity, primarily relating to trade-marks and copyright, and describes the recent proposals to...
Jun 1, 1998
Electronic Commerce - The Role of Governments
The paper examines the role of government in regulating Internet Activity, and suggests where legislation might be required in order to give business the certainty that it needs to thrive.
May 7, 1998
Trade-marks , Domain Names & Website Legal Audits
After providing an over view of the Internet domain name space, with emphasis on the .CA (Canadian) top level domain, the paper (1) introduces legal issues relating to domain name allocation ...
Jan 1, 1998
Privacy on the Internet FAQ
What is privacy? In the context of both the Internet and data collection, privacy can be defined as an individual's control over access to his or her ...
May 1, 1997
Introduction to Due Diligence
A checklist directed at technology companies considering making itself more attractive to outside equity investment, presented as part of a seminar entitled "What you need to know if you are considering taking your company public".
Aug 1, 1996
Security Begins At Home
An article discussing issues of security and the protection of your client's confidential information.
Jun 7, 1996
Internet Risks and Opportunities: What You Need to Know and Developments that Will Change the Way You Give Legal Advice
For a select few in the know, the internet (the "Information Highway") has provided a cheap and efficient method of communication for years. But use is changing, particularly with the growth of networked communication ...
Apr 1, 1996
GARY’S TOP TEN QUIZ FOR CEO’S CONSIDERING AN IPO ON THE VANCOUVER STOCK EXCHANGE
A tongue-in-cheek summary of a presentation made to an all day seminar sponsored by Coopers & Lybrand entitled Going Public held in Vancouver, B.C.
Apr 1, 1996
Out Sourcing - Data Warehousing
The amount of data being produced and stored is increasing exponentially. For many, out sourcing the storage function is a viable alternative. With the growth in web server ...
Mar 8, 1996
Intellectual Property Issues Related to Computer Software
Protecting and commercializing software calls on a host of different areas of law. Statutory and common law forms of property rights are used to protect the software. Employment law is referred to in ...
Feb 1, 1996
Things You Didn't Bargain On - Terms the Law Includes in Your Agreements
Most of us acknowledge that written agreements have a place in business. In the computer supply business, I think we are seeing a shift away from manufacturer's representatives and hardware ...
Jan 1, 1996
Software Development - A Marriage of Convenience?
We will never know if Ms. Duncan was referring to the institution of marriage in general, or just the terms of it. Your relationship with the developer of your custom software application may not last for life, either. ..
Nov 17, 1995
Outsourced Development - Who Owns the Code
Trends point to a continuing increase in the development of custom software applications -- from stand alone applications to modules which ...
Aug 1, 1995
CAN YOU KEEP A TRADE SECRET?
An article published in the Computer Wholesaler discussing trade secrets in the context of business.