How much do you really know about spam? Did you know that all commercial electronic messages (i.e., email, text/SMS, instant messaging, social network messaging), regardless of the expectation of profit, are subject to CASL? On July 1, 2014, Canada’s anti-spam legislation (known as “CASL”) comes into force and compliance will not be optional. Violations under CASL can carry significant monetary penalties for your startup.
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Join us at this MaRS Best Practices event where Karen Durell and J. Andrew Sprague, intellectual property (IP) / information technology (IT) lawyers with Miller Thomson LLP, will:
Karen Durell, Associate, Intellectual Property, Miller Thomson LLP
Karen’s practice with Miller Thomson focuses upon the development of tailored legal strategies for public and private innovators. In particular, she advises public and private sector technology organizations with respect to their unique issues relating to IP procurement as well as intellectual asset management. In doing so, Karen draws on her background in technology and law, which includes a prior career in the information technology sector and several years practicing corporate commercial law. Additionally, Karen advises clients on policies and regulations that affect their innovations and relate to their IP use, including adherence to privacy, anti-spam and other relevant regulations.
Andrew Sprague, Associate, Information Technology, Miller Thomson LLP
While his practice includes a full range of business, information technology and intellectual property law matters, Andrew has developed an expertise in the information technology area. Andrew advises individuals as well as small, medium-sized and large companies in the private sector and various government ministries and institutions in the public sector.
Andrew is also one of two co-authors of the “E-Commerce” chapter in Business Laws of Canada (published by West, a Thomson Reuters business), and one of three co-authors of the “Canada’s Anti-spam Legislation (CASL)”. Since 2008, Andrew has been writing about Canada’s efforts to implement anti-spam laws, and has organized and chaired several programs on CASL, including programs involving representatives from both Industry Canada and the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).