Archive for September, 2004

A Tale of Two Sectors (and One Disruptive Technology)

Professor Geist’s regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) examines this week’s Canadian hearings into VoIP regulation. The column contrasts the approach of the content industries to peer-to-peer with that of the telecommunications sector noting that one perceives P2P as the worst of […]

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September 20, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns

No need for Dickensian approach to voice-via-Web

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Although Dickens wrote his oft-quoted novel, A Tale Of Two Cities, in the 19th century, his words resonate with prescient timeliness today. Consider the story of a technology that allows customers to by-pass traditional distribution channels with unlimited, […]

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September 19, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

Toronto Star Home To Copyright Debate

Professor Geist's recent run of columns on copyright related issues has begun to generate significant comment in the pages of the Toronto Star. In recent weeks, Professor Geist has focused on the broadcast flag, ringtones, and ISP liability in Canada. The Star has since published an opinion piece by Brian […]

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September 16, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

Canada Continues to Pursue Anti-Spam Initiatives

Professor Geist appeared on CBC and in the Calgary Sun discussing anti-spam activity in Canada. The comments came as part of a CIRA Open Forum.

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September 15, 2004 Comments are Disabled Tv / Radio

Newfoundland Cuts Privacy Commissioner’s Time

Newfoundland has cut the role of its Information and Privacy Commissioner to a part-time position. The provincial Justice Minister said the government remains committed to access to information and privacy.

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September 9, 2004 Comments are Disabled News