In a hilarious development in the fight against piracy, Microsoft sent a takedown request to Google for search results for Microsoft.com, TorrentFreak reports.
I imagine, many of you, like me, don’t have the time to watch all the TV shows that you want when they’re on the air (assuming you get those channels in the first place). Nor do you necessarily remember to set your PVR (if you have one) to record everything you’re going to miss.
For the record, I don’t support the NDP, and their fiscal policies are plain scary. But that doesn’t mean that their viewpoints on everything ought to be ignored. The NDP tech policies on issues such as net neutrality, usage based billing, and copyright are in many ways more compelling than the Conservative policies. Now that the Conservatives have a majority and don’t have to fight for their existence every day – lets hope they take a step back, take a deep breath, and take a fresh approach to tech issues.
The year 2010 was a significant one for technological innovation. We saw the continued advancement of the smart phone, the rise of the touch screen tablet in the guise of the iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab, and the introduction of electric cars that plug into a standard household socket in the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf.
Development and innovation of technology inevitably breeds new laws to regulate that technology. For lawyers practising Information Technology law, there is a considerable amount of potential new law to digest.