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SITE BLOCKING AND THE CHARTER

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In Canada the constitution bears primality via section 52 which heralds supremacy. In R. v. Therens, [1985] 1 S.C.R. 613 at 638,  the Supreme Court of Canada, speaking through Le Dain J. stated:  […] the Charter must be regarded, because of its constitutional character, as a new affirmation of rights and freedoms and of judicial …

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EU COPYRIGHT LAW

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So that the EU copyright law is more clear. We are more concerned over fair use etc as we understand it under our law. Article 13 says content-sharing services must license copyright-protected material from the rights holders. If that is not possible and material is posted on the service, the company may be held liable unless …

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CALIFORNIA CONSUMER PRIVACY ACT

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A grassroots back law called the California Consumer Privacy Act has been opposed rather vigorously by many corporations. The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (the “Act”) was signed into law by California Governor Jerry Brown on June 28, 2018. The main features of the Act include: the right to know, through a general privacy …

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COPYRIGHT LAW IN CANADA

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We have noticed an American operation who is using a browser that replaces the ads on any website. Legally this is comercial copyright infringement. This is violates US law, Canadian law and most likely other jurisdictions as well. We are already working on countermeasures to deal with this copyright infringer. We should mention we are …

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LOST HARDCOREGAMES.BIZ

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Welcome to  https://hardcoregames.ca which is our new web address.  Pleas update your bookmarks. This TLD cost us $9.53 for a year registration which is a lot less than greedy domain registrars wanted for the .com version. It may take some time for the changes to activated as DNS records are sluggish. Then the amusement of …

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EPIC GAMES USER INFRINGES TRADEMARK

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We noticed on Epic Games that somebody is using our Trademark. We have sent them a Tweet over the issue and until the infringer is removed we refuse to use an alternate name. Epic also does not allow the trademark symbol which is unwise as we are a trademarked business. We run across cybersquatters and …

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AMAZON PAYMENT

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We have finally been paid for services from Amazon. They owed us an aggregate of $95.65 for commissioned sales and $14.07 for CPM ads. The Amazon disbursement covered the period ending on August 31, 2017. We maintain a US bank checking account so that US based affiliate agreements are easily paid. International payments are still …

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HARDCORE GAMING LOUNGE

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When we attempted to establish a Twitter account for the site we were dismayed that a cybersquatter was infringing on our business name. Hardcore Gaming Lounge uses “Hardcore Games” which is trademarked, and they do not even use their own proper name which is “Hardcore Gaming Lounge”. This is a clear example of a wilful …

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NEW FOOTER ADS

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We have installed new footer ads on the site as the old Amazon ads do not seem to get enough clicks to be worth using. The new one is one of the new generation native ads that are more responsive. The ads can be tailored easily to fit various deployments. We expect it may take …

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HCGAMES.ORG

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hardcoregaming101.net was the first known infringing domain. their messages. “Ryan Robson” <ryan@brkmc.io> told us “Hi there, Please, fuck off.”. We then contacted legal@encom.com and complained over the infringement. “Kurt Kalata” <kurt@hardcoregaming101.net> disputed our prior art.  “Darin Holden” <rynvie@gmail.com>said” go fuck yourself hardcore gaming 101 is legit stop faking” hcgames.org is the latest domain registered in a series of …

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