Practicing Safe Text: Does Canada’s Anti-Spam Law Do Enough to Combat Spambots on Tinder?

Canadas’ new anti-spam law (CASL) establishes a robust regulatory environment applicable to all manner of commercial, electronic communication. Tinder, the popular global dating app, is rife with spambots which threaten to bring the service under CASL’s purview. And while Tinder has implemented its own anti-spam technology, is it doing enough to remain compliant under CASL? Or, is perhaps CASL too lenient on Tinder?

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Business Services a Must for Creative Entrepreneurs

Starting a business in any creative field – whether as a creator, producer or one of the many ancillary supporting roles, e.g. lawyer, accountant, music engineer – must be a full-time, revenue-focused endeavour. Like any new business venture, there is little chance of success unless you and your team are prepared financially, mentally and emotionally for the road ahead. Business advisory and legal services are crucial in setting off on the right foot.

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Don’t Delay in Enforcing your IP

If your intellectual property is being infringed, do not delay in seeking a remedy. If you delay for too long, you may find yourself statutorily barred from proceeding with a claim. And remember: going to court is not an IP management strategy. That’s your last resort.


Sony Music Pulls Recordings From SoundCloud

Sony Music just pulled down of its most popular recordings from SoundCloud – recordings from Hozier, Adele, MS MR (love them) and Passion Pit – due to a breakdown in licensing negotiations. The reason? Generally, a lack of monetization opportunities on the service. This breakdown in negotiations reveals an intriguing tension between the idea that SoundCloud is a “creator-driven” service but has now become a major global streaming service and distribution platform.


Netflix can Solve Digital Music, part II

Netflix is one of the few global media companies with the ability to solve digital music through strategic bundling of product, services and content. The battle for our music streaming lives can be waged by Google, Apple, and Spotify. However, Netflix represents the dark horse in this race, and could only mount a reasonable prospect if bundled film and music in the right way. Oh, and before a competitor like Amazon gets to it first. Well,…