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Douglas B. Thompson
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There is a now new remedy available to fight email abuses. 

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This article describes two key consents required to use a photograph to promote your business

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Some businesses want their lawyer to be aggressive. There is nothing wrong with that, as long as the lawyer is experienced enough to avoid triggering a counter-claim. 

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There have been a number of recent cases in Canada and the United States regarding taking data and photographs from the internet - a process called "scraping". This information will be of interest to businesses collecting data and businesses with data and photographs they wish to protect.

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There are many of you earning your living in the video game industry. This recent Federal Court decision may cause you to review how you approach the business.

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Self-regulation of the patent profession is currently a hot topic. Self-regulation is highly desirable, as the public needs to know that the patent agent they hire is both competent and ethical. At times the discussion has become distorted. This letter was written by Robert Barrigar in response to an article that appeared in the Globe and Mail. It has been reproduced here with permission of Mr. Barrigar.

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Many businesses are unhappy regarding the measures that competitors are taking to divert internet traffic. Two recent cases may be of interest. The first case deals with abuses regarding social media accounts. The second case deals with when GOOGLE ads cross the line from acceptable to unacceptable competition.

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A recent case helps illustrate the need to protect new products in a timely manner. 

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It is sometimes "lonely" being an entrepreneur. However, it does not have to be that way. There are support networks on Vancouver Island to assist entrepreneurs with all of the problems associated with a business start up. Even having an opportunity to speak to other entrepreneurs can be helpful.

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This article passes along information received from Sandy Colvine of Revolution 3D Printers regarding rapid proto-typing through 3D printing. 3D printers have come a long way. I can recall when the parts produced by 3D printers were very fragile. Now the parts are robust and can be put to immediate use.
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