Revenge Porn: The Consequences of Publishing Naked Photos of Your Ex – Part 2

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April 28, 2017

¬What happens if I share explicit images or videos of my ex without their consent? Is this a crime? Our previous blog post on this topic explored the Ontario Court of Justice decision last year, Doe 464533 v N.D., which recognized a new privacy tort for the first time in Canada called “publication of embarrassing private facts.” This post will look at the criminal repercussions for engaging in revenge porn.

Kardashian Sued For Posting Picture Of … Herself?

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April 27, 2017

Can something I have created be copyrighted so that not even I can reproduce it? How much control do I have over my licenced and copyrighted material? The worlds of celebrity and IP rights collided in a similar manner this week as television personality Khloe Kardashian was reportedly sued in California Court for posting an image to her Instagram account that had been previously licensed to the UK’s The Daily Mail tabloid.

Ontario Announces Tarion Reform

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April 25, 2017

On Tuesday March 28, 2017, the Ontario government announced that it will be relieving Tarion of its responsibility to regulate the province’s home builders. The announcement came following the release of a Final Report by the Honourable J. Douglas Cunningham Q.C. In November 2015, Ontario’s Minister of Government and Consumer Services appointed Justice Cunningham to make recommendations regarding Tarion and the new home warranty program.

Forty Under 40 Award to Craig O’Brien!

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April 24, 2017

Congratulations to Craig O’Brien who is a recipient of the coveted Forty Under 40 award for 2017! The award is organized by the Ottawa Business Journal and the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce, and recognizes individuals who have shown leadership, innovation, business acumen and community involvement in Ottawa and the National Capital Region.

Indigenous Resources Part 3: The Mamisarvik Healing Centre

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April 13, 2017

The Mamisarvik Healing Centre is Ottawa’s only Inuit treatment centre, and provides invaluable counselling and healing services to Ottawa’s Inuit community. Since 2003, the Centre has offered addiction and trauma treatment services, and programming focused on the issues impacting residential school survivors and their families.

We Are Moving!

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April 13, 2017

Nelligan O’Brien Payne is moving! Continue reading to find out more about our new space.

Revenge Porn: The Consequences of Publishing Naked Photos of Your Ex – Part 1

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April 11, 2017

So-called revenge porn involves the distribution of sexually explicit images or videos without the subject’s knowledge or consent, typically in anger or frustration over a broken relationship. It’s also an act that can come with severe civil and criminal consequences for the person publishing the content.

[Media Release] RCMP & O’Farrell Settlement

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April 6, 2017

The RCMP and Staff Sgt. Caroline O’Farrell have reached a settlement of the lawsuit brought by O’Farrell in regard to the treatment she received at the hands of some male members while she was a member of the Musical Ride in 1986 and 1987.