News for November 2013

Exploring Canada's computer crime laws: Part 3

Since the exceptions in copyright law for encryption and security research don't apply if you're doing anything criminal, I next looked at the Criminal Code [PDF].
(more…)

Exploring Canada's computer crime laws: Part 2

Since the exceptions in copyright law for encryption and security research don't apply if you're doing anything criminal, I next looked at the Criminal Code [PDF].
(more…)

Exploring Canada's computer crime laws: Part 1

As someone with an interest in technology, security, and the legal issues surrounding them, I often watch relevant legal cases with interest. Typically, those cases come from the United States. The CFAA has been in the news frequently of late, and not always in a good light. I was pleased to see Zoe Lofgren's proposed changes, which try to make the law less draconian.

This is typical for Canada -- we often see more about American news on topics like this than Canadian. I realized that I really didn't know what the law in Canada said about so-called computer crimes, although I've often wondered. A while back, I took an afternoon to do some reading. I was not happy when that afternoon ended. This is part one of a three-part series on what I found.
(more…)