As It Happens – Successful Spam Complaint, Professor Geist discusses his successful PIPEDA complaint against the Ottawa Renegades. The complaint was the first to address the issue of unsolicited commercial email and PIPEDA.
Archive for December, 2004
The Canadian Privacy Commissioner has issued her first decision involving spam. Although not yet publicly available, Professor Geist was the complainant and has posted the well-founded decision. The decision includes a determination that business email addresses constitute personal information and are not covered by the business information exception. It also […]
Professor Geist's weekly Toronto Star Law Bytes column features part two (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) of the examination of the financial impact of peer-to-peer music downloading on the Canadian music industry. Following part one, which demonstrated that recording industry loss claims are greatly exaggerated and that […]
The intense lobbying for stronger copyright legislation in response to music downloading, which culminated in last month's lobby day on Parliament Hill, is premised on three key pillars. First, that the Canadian recording industry has sustained significant financial losses in recent years due to decreased music sales. Second, that those […]
Professor Geist recently appeared on the Peter Warren Show, a national talk show, to discuss Canadian copyright developments. Issues discussed include the impact of music downloading on the industry, Bill S-9 (photographer copyright bill), and reform proposals from the Canadian Heritage parliamentary committee.