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Misleading Advertising is Risky

In the modern digital economy, consumer confidence can be especially valuable to a business so stretching the truth in advertising can be risky. Two recent cases show that misleading advertisements about QUALITY and SALE PRICE can have consequences. Public interest favours honest business practices.

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Photos on Social Media not 'Free' for the Taking

The Quebec small claims court has provided a timely reminder that photographs posted on social media are not "free" for the taking. In law, ignorance is not an excuse. At the very least, the author should be recognized and some due diligence undertaken to obtain permission from the copyright owner

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Playing Games with IP

The Government of Canada has launched a new interactive game which explores IP strategies for a couple of simulated business ventures. It demonstrates the business value of IP and its fun! At least we thought so...

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