Category Archives: Internet

Outsourcing game playing to China

The New York Times has a story about Chinese “gaming factories” that employ people to play massively multiplayer online games (such as World of Warcraft), day in and day out, by killing onscreen monsters and winning battles, harvesting artificial gold coins and other virtual goods as rewards that, as it turns out, can be transformed into real cash. The pay off comes from selling the virtual assets to online gamers who lack the time and patience to work their way up to the higher levels of gamedom are willing to pay the young Chinese here to play the early rounds for them.

IT.Can reports on recent Canadian Domain Name case

IT.Can’s new blog site reports on the recent CIRA decision in Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company v. Ebenezer Thevasagayam (pdf). The respondent had registered the disputed domain name,, in 2003 along with 56 other domain names. The Complainant had argued that “entreprise” is the French language equivalent of its trade name and trademarks.

Two of the three panelists held that the domain name was confusingly similar to the Complainant’s mark and that the Complainant had provided sufficient initial proof of bad faith by noting the links on the respondent’s web site to competitors of the Complainant.

Ontario Bill 14 would make website official copy of the law

Ontario is looking at designating the text of statutes and regulations posted on the e-laws website an “official copy” of the law. An official copy is presumed to be an accurate statement of the law, unless the contrary is proved. The e-laws webist is a joint project of the Ministry of Government Services and the Ministry of the Attorney General.

Bill 14 2005 – An Act to promote access to justice by amending or repealing various Acts and by enacting the Legislation Act, 2005. Thanks to IT.Can for the heads up.