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New in this Edition

  • New and updated forms and precedents

  • 5 new chapters –

    • Appropriation of Personality

    • Bring Your Own Device ("BYOD")

    • Virtual Property in the Digital World

    • Social Media Evidence in Criminal Law

    • IP Litigation of Counterfeit Goods

An Invaluable Reference For

  • Lawyers who want to be able to provide their clients with the most up-to-date and relevant information about social media and Internet issues as they relate to their matters

  • In-house counsel who must advise corporations about social media and Internet issues

  • Human Resources departments of corporations who can rely on the commentary and precedents in this text to help them fulfill their obligations advising both employers and employees

  • Businesses - More than 83% of Canadian companies have social media engagement. This book is not purely for lawyers, it contains sections on social media policies, employment-related issues arising from the use of social media, and understanding key issues when conducting social media and marketing contests, etc.

Social Media and Internet Law: Forms and Precedents - 2nd Edition

From Twitter and Facebook, to new technologies and privacy issues, the legal landscape surrounding social media and the Internet is changing and evolving more quickly than ever, and it is critical for legal professionals' knowledge to keep pace. The Second Edition of Social Media and Internet Law – Forms and Precedents, is filled with the practical advice and information that will enable you to do precisely that.


As stated in the introduction to this new publication, "legal issues always follow innovation" and this is particularly true where technology is concerned. This book covers a wide range of important, and sometimes controversial, domestic and international IP and IT issues that relate to social media and the Internet, and valuable precedents to help practitioners get a handle on the topics and questions that most affect their clients.

  • Chapters are authored by 20 industry-leading experts who provide insight into new technologies in easy to understand and digestible sections

  • Offers useful checklists and state-of-the-art forms and precedents for Internet-related matters that can arise in everything from employment law and litigation to e-commerce and cloud computing

  • Includes a CD-ROM containing the forms and precedents to allow for practitioners to tailor them for their individual needs, rather than creating them from scratch, saving valuable time and money

Intellectual Property Litigation - Forms and Precedents

This book has extensive commentary, precedents and checklists for litigating IP-related disputes. Readers will benefit from:

  • Expert commentary, checklists and templates that will help them save time and money as they won't have to start drafting from scratch

  • The ability to access handy, reliable reference materials quickly and easily

  • Digital versions of the precedents included in the book

  • The expertise of the authors – more than 25 seasoned IP practitioners have contributed their considerable knowledge and experience

  • Comprehensive coverage that includes copyright, trademarks, patents and industrial design

  • Chapters focused on critical interlocutory proceedings, including motions to amend pleadings, motions for a confidentiality order, motions to inspect documents or property, and motions to appeal an order of a prothonotary

Communications Law in Canada

Examines the legal frameworks under communication law currently employed to regulate traditional forms of both telecommunications and broadcasting. It also explores how the dramatic evolution of convergence technologies in the context of an extremely competitive business environment has forced a re-evaluation of the regulation of communications.

The four "Cs" of communications law are all covered:

  • Carriage - the legislative and institutional mechanisms of regulation and control - including an examination of the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission Act, the Radiocommunication Act and the Telecommunications Act. Foreign ownership/control restrictions, private sector participation and the role of competition are among the topics addressed

  • Content - in addition to the legal regulatory framework, Canada's public service and cultural policy are also addressed both historically and in today's era of globalization and deregulation. Selected CRTC regulations and licensing decisions are discussed

  • Convergence - recent developments in business, technological and legal/regulatory frameworks are addressed as are substantive and enforcement issues

  • Competition - applicable domestic competition law principles and transnational competition law issues

The full text of relevant legislation, regulations and treaties is also included.

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