Category: Canada

Bitcoins time to invest?

The mad mad world of Bitcoins but is it time to invest? So you buy some virtual money, perhaps as a joke or a bet only to find out that the investment has skyrocketed. Well this happened to a Norwegian man whose $27 investment turned into a forgotten $886,000 windfall. The Guardian reported that “Kristoffer Koch invested 150 kroner ($26.60) in 5,000 bitcoins in 2009, after discovering them during the course of writing a thesis on encryption. He promptly forgot about them until widespread media coverage of the anonymous, decentralised, peer-to-peer digital currency in April 2013 jogged his memory.” Quite a return.

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EU Reaffirms Commitment to ACTA

The controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) was signed by just eight countries over the weekend. The European Commission, which has been negotiating the treaty on

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Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement- Controversial Beyond Its Subject Matter

This article discusses how negotiations to establish the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), a treaty aiming to establish international standards on intellectual property rights and enforcement, have taken place behind closed doors outside of established international bodies such as the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and have attracted a substantial amount of controversy.

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Facebook patent

Facebook have been granted a patent entitled Dynamically providing a news feed about users of a social network. The US patent. US7669123, was filed 11

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Search Engines in US

The US state of Utah has outlawed the use of other people’s trade marks to generate business through search engines. The plan has been called unconstitutional and impractical.

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Mattel Loses Trade Mark Battle with ‘Barbie’!

Mattel has recently lost a legal battle over the name ‘Barbies (sic) Shop’, a shop which sellsCanadian leather, rubber and fetish wear. The shop is run by a woman who says that she has always been known by the name ‘Barbie’. This adds to a chain of trade mark infringement cases the toymaker has lost recently.

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