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Signatures and Law
May 13, 2007
In Canada, is it illegal to post someone's signature on the internet without their consent?
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IANAL but I imagine, a signature being something other than merely a word or words and perhaps more like a unique hieroglyph or image, that a person probably holds the copyright in his/her own signature.
on May 13, 2007
It strikes me that doing so could be interpreted as abetting identity theft, since it could permit someone else to learn to forge that signature.
I doubt it's
but it's entirely possible that it's
Steven C. Den Beste
on May 13, 2007 [
I'm 99% sure our name is NOT considered personal information by any Canadian privacy legislation (PIPEDA, etc). However in past research of said laws I was never looking with a specific eye towards the use of signature.
of Canada has a good M-F 1-800 line that will probably get you to an investigator and get you a preliminary answer within an hour or so. I waited on hold last time I called, but I got an actual investigative attorney, not a min wage call center person reading from a script.
on May 13, 2007
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