This area of the law covers the following:
- the protection of software, multimedia products, electronic databases and other information-based assets through copyright, patent, trade secret and trade mark laws;
- criminal law - the manner in which Canada's Criminal Code applies to computer crime activities such as hacking and virus implantation;
- regulatory laws - the regulation of data protection, privacy, the control of high technology exports, and the regulation of the Internet;
- commercial law - the impact of contract, competition, sales, bankruptcy and tax laws on the distribution and sale of computers and information-based products and services, including the drafting and negotiation of a wide variety of agreements for the supply of computer-based resources; and
- electronic commerce and Internet law - the contract, evidence, libel and other laws affected by our transformation from a paper-based to a computer and electronic-network-based society.