What a day. The appeal hearing began at 10am with agreement that it would be broadcast after all. I am glad it was accessible. No company should be able to keep you from seeing what they do in public courts. I am continually in awe of the representation I have received from Arvay Finlay LLP. […]
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Hi everyone, The day I have been waiting for has finally come. Tomorrow is December 2nd, 2022, which means that my appeal of Justice Milman’s March 11th, 2022 decision will finally be heard. The Court of Appeal’s hearing list for this week can be found here: https://www.bccourts.ca/court_of_appeal/hearing_list/lists/weekly_hearing_list/Weekly%20Hearing%20List%20with%20Summary.pdf To review, in his decision Justice Milman threw […]
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Hi everyone, I hope the September start of term has treated you well. It is my favourite time to work in higher education. I always enjoy and honour the privilege of being able to support students as they begin a new academic year. In my last update, I announced that two organizations had applied for […]
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Hello everyone, I hope you are well and enjoying summer. I have a few updates, and will begin with an announcement: Two organizations have applied for leave to intervene in my appeal. They are the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) and the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC). You can read […]
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Hi all, Thank you for all the nice messages of congratulations last week when we celebrated that parts of Proctorio’s lawsuit had been dismissed. Some of you may have thought this ordeal was over. It’s not, but it will be one day. Our appeal is moving forward and today is a big step. I am […]
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Hi everyone, I have wonderful news! We won today! In this morning’s hearing, Justice Milman clarified that he partially allowed my PPPA application after all. Proctorio’s claim of “circumvention of technological protection measures” has been dismissed. Proctorio’s claim of copyright infringement for one screenshot of the “Proctorio Academy” has also been dismissed. He found that […]
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Hi everyone, I have an update regarding my appeal of the March 11th, 2022 judgment. Today marks three months since I filed my Notice of Appeal. There has been a small delay. While we will argue that Proctorio’s entire lawsuit should have been dismissed, I would again like to emphasize that parts of the judgment […]
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Friends, Today, the BC Court of Appeal published the reasons for judgment for their January 28th, 2021 decision to quash Proctorio’s appeal. I am happy to report that a solid precedent has been set which will reduce the potential time, stress, and cost for Protection of Public Participation Act (PPPA) applicants in the future. I’m […]
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Friends, I have decided to appeal the decision, and we filed our notice on April 7th. You may read it here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/14xUaw-8tDKdcNdgG8TjHzCMijc9jEJSH/view?usp=sharing If you missed my previous update, this is what we seek to overturn: https://www.canlii.org/en/bc/bcsc/doc/2022/2022bcsc400/2022bcsc400.html There is too much at stake to let the decision stand. Freedom of expression, fair dealing under the Copyright […]
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Well everyone, the day has finally come. We got the decision on my application to set aside the injunction issued against me and to dismiss Proctorio’s claim pursuant to the Protection of Public Participation Act application, which was heard in the Supreme Court of British Columbia from February 7-10, 2022. Justice Milman found that the […]
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