Quelques jugements récents au Canada

Je vous réfère à Slaw pour une liste de jugements récents au Canada. Je me permet de sauvagement reprendre la liste de Simon Fodden pour mes lecteurs, mais je manque de temps pour couvrir ces nouveautés en détail! Donc, une longue citation du billet de Simon Fodden de Slaw:

1. Century 21 Canada Limited Partnership v. Rogers Communications Inc., 2011 BCSC 1196

[1] The ability of the law to adapt is part of its strength. Technological innovation tests that resilience. This case considers that ability as claims for breach of contract, trespass to chattels and copyright infringement meet the Internet. At the root of this lawsuit is the legitimacy of indexing publically accessible websites.

[2] The plaintiffs seek an injunction and damages against the defendants for their conduct in accessing Century 21 Canada’s Website and copying photographs and text from that Website without consent.

2. Crookes v. Newton2011 SCC 47

[1] To succeed in an action for defamation, the plaintiff must prove on a balance of probabilities that the defamatory words were published, that is, that they were “communicated to at least one person other than the plaintiff” (Grant v. Torstar Corp., 2009 SCC 61 (CanLII), 2009 SCC 61, [2009] 3 S.C.R. 640, at para. 28).

[2] A hyperlink is a device routinely used in articles on the Internet whereby a word or phrase is identified, often with underlining, as being a portal to additional, related information. Clicking on the hyperlink connects the reader to that information.

[3] The legal issue in this appeal is whether hyperlinks that connect to allegedly defamatory material can be said to “publish” that material.

Bedford v. Canada2010 ONSC 4264

[1] There has been a long-standing debate in this country and elsewhere about the subject of prostitution. The only consensus that exists is that there is no consensus on the issue. Governments in Canada, as well as internationally, have studied the topic and produced recommendations ranging from creating laws aimed at protecting individuals, families and communities by promulgating tough criminal laws to decriminalizing or legalizing prostitution. Other legal solutions look at the reasons for the existence of prostitution in our society and emphasize the need for social and economic responses. None of the schemes proposed are without controversy.

The most consulted French language decision was Boivin & Associés c. Scott2011 QCCQ 10324

[3] La demanderesse allègue, dans sa requête, qu’après plusieurs démarches, il s’est avéré que la défenderesse n’a aucune adresse connue au Québec. Sa dernière adresse connue était en Floride mais elle a déménagé.

[4] La demanderesse connaît l’adresse Facebook de la défenderesse. Elle soulève qu’il lui est possible de lui signifier la requête introductive d’instance par voie électronique de façon efficace et personnalisée.

Ce contenu a été mis à jour le 4 novembre 2011 à 13 h 43 min.

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