Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Quebec Court Enforces Facebook's Billion Dollar Spam Award

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A Quebec court has enforced a billion dollar award that Facebook obtained against Adam Guerbuez, a Montreal-based spammer.  Facebook was awardedUS$843 million by a court in California in 2008 and the social network proceeded to ask the Quebec court to enforce the judgment.  The court granted the request, ordering Guerbuez to pay Facebook C$1,068.928,721.46.  It also ordered Guerbuez to stop all Facebook related activity, including creating, maintaining or using a Facebook account or profile.  

This is easily the largest spam award in Canadian legal history and it places the spotlight on Bill C-28, the government's anti-spam legislation that includes a private right of action that would facilitate Canadian spam lawsuits.  In fact, the court referenced the Canadian bill as evidence that the damage award was not out-of-line with those envisioned for Canadian law, since the bill includes damages that can run up to $10 million per violation. The ability to sue Canadian-based spammers in Canadian courts has long been identified as a necessary tool to combat spam, since - as the Facebook case demonstrates - organizations currently rely on U.S. law in order to target those engaged in spamming activities in Canada

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Caution: DO NOT open any message with an attachment called: BLACK MUSLIM IN THE WHITE HOUSE

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In the coming days, DO NOT open any message with an attachment called: BLACK MUSLIM IN THE WHITE HOUSE, regardless of who sent it to you. It is a virus that opens an Olympics torch that burns the whole hard disk C of your computer. This virus comes from a known person who you have in your list. 
Directions: You should send this message to all of your contacts. It is better to receive this e-mail 25 times than to receive the virus and open it. If you receive a message called BLACK MUSLIM IN THE WHITE HOUSE even if sent by a friend, do not open, and shut down your machine immediately. It is the worst virus announced by CNN. This new virus has been discovered recently it has been classified by Microsoft as the virus most destructive ever. 
This virus was discovered yesterday afternoon by McAfee.. There is no repair yet for this kind of virus. This virus simply destroys the Zero Sector of the hard disk, where vital information function.
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Sunday, October 3, 2010

All India Bar Examination (AIBE)

 The Bar Council of India is conducting an All India Bar Examination (AIBE) on December 5th, 2010 and the said examination shall be mandatory for all the law students graduating from academic year 2009-2010 and onwards and enrolled as advocates under Section 24 of the Advocates Act, 1961. It is further clarified that the AIBE is mandatory in order to practice law in India.
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