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The Missing Link: Supreme Court of Canada Weighs in on Hyperlinking

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has weighed in on a very contentious and important issue in Internet law, known as hyperlinking.  A hyperlink is a word, phrase, or image that a computer user clicks on, taking the user to a new document altogether, or to a new section within the current document t[...]

Posted May 2, 2012 by Adam Herstein | | Leave a comment


New Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act coming into force

If you're a federally-incorporated corporation without share capital, keep reading. Federally-incorporated corporations without share capital (i.e., not-for-profit corporations) that were created by Letters Patent issued under the Canada Corporations Act (the "CCA") will have three years to make ch[...]

Posted October 12, 2011 by Adam Herstein | Corporate & Commercial, Corporate Compliance, Directors and Officers, Incorporation, Legislation, Not-for-profits, | Leave a comment


Do you have a Season Tickets Sharing Agreement?

As a lifelong Winnipeg Jets fan, I am very excited to welcome the NHL back to Winnipeg.  Winnipeggers have rushed to snap up season tickets and many of you are sharing season tickets packages with one another.  Each group sharing season tickets will have to decide on the rules each such group wil[...]

Posted August 30, 2011 by Adam Herstein | Season Ticket Agreements, Small Business, | Leave a comment


Manitoba Government Establishes Commercialization Support for Business Program

If you develop products or are thinking of developing products, you may find this post very interesting.  We certainly do.  The Government of Manitoba recently announced that it has established the new thirty million dollars ($30,000,000) Commercialization Support for Business Program  to suppor[...]

Posted August 19, 2011 by Adam Herstein | Commercial Transactions, Corporate & Commercial, Intellectual Property, Manufacturing, New Businesses, Small Business, | Leave a comment


Cover your assets: Securing your loans to your Business

I know an accountant whose job is to try to save a business or get the most for its remains, when the business is facing serious financial trouble.  A little while ago, he told me that a very simple, very smart thing a business owner can do is to secure the business owner’s loan(s) to the busines[...]

Posted May 31, 2010 by Adam Herstein | Bankruptcy and Insolvency, | Leave a comment


“That’s Just Not Acceptable”–Acceptable Use Policies in the Workplace

Have you caught someone at work surfing the Internet—maybe buying something, updating their Facebook page or paying a bill?  Maybe that ‘someone’ was you!  Have you ever stopped to think if that ‘someone’ is allowed to do this at work? An acceptable use policy (AUP) is a written policy,[...]

Posted March 25, 2010 by Adam Herstein | Employee Monitoring, Labour and Employment, Policies, Technology Law, | Leave a comment


I’ll show you mine…: Confidentiality Agreements

The contestants on American Idol apparently sign them.   So do the participants in the opening ceremonies for the 2010 Winter Olympics.  A confidentiality agreement (CA) or non-disclosure agreement is an agreement by which one or more parties disclose confidential information (CI) to one or mor[...]

Posted February 7, 2010 by Adam Herstein | Commercial Transctions, Confidential Information, Confidentiality Agreements, Corporate Information, Data Protection, Intellectual Property, New Businesses, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Small Business, Technology Law, | Leave a comment


Manitoba: Innovative Fighter of Child Sexual Exploitation

(This article was originally posted on on May 25, 2009)  When we were discussing the various ideas we had for topics for this week long series from our firm, Pitblado LLP, I told my colleagues that I wanted to use my writing opportunity to give the readers of Slaw a glimpse into someth[...]

Posted December 16, 2009 by Adam Herstein | Legislation, Technology Law, | Leave a comment