Archive for May 15th, 2008

Copyfight at the Library of Parliament Committee

It looks like Industry Minister Jim Prentice has yet another group that will be unhappy with his forthcoming copyright bill – the Library of Parliament.  Macleans Kady O'Malley live-blogged a committee hearing today (short summary here) during which a fight over copyright broke out.  The Library called for a special […]

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May 15, 2008 5 comments News

CRTC New Media Consultation

I'll have much to say about the CRTC's New Media consultation in the coming days – I think it holds the promise of addressing net neutrality and the danger of promoting unnecessary new Internet regulation in the form of online Canadian content requirements – but in the meantime the document […]

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May 15, 2008 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Nymity Interview on iOptOut.ca

I recently conducted an interview with Nymity about the iOptOut.ca site.

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May 15, 2008 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

The Importance of the the Privacy Act and its Glaring Inadequacies: My Appearance Before the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics

In 2008, I appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics to discuss the Privacy Act. Appearance Before the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics,┬áMay 15, 2008 My name is Michael Geist. As you heard, I’m a law professor at […]

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May 15, 2008 Comments are Disabled Committees, News

Angus Raises Copyright During Question Period

Fresh off the Canadian Press story that the suggests a copyright bill delay, copyright reform made it back onto the floor of the House of Commons.  NDP MP Charlie Angus posed two questions (audio) (video) (transcript) to Industry Minister Jim Prentice, packing in the LeBreton comment about the dangers of […]

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May 15, 2008 4 comments News