Archive for January 19th, 2012

Why My Website Went Dark Yesterday

The Toronto Star runs a special op-ed in which I discuss why I turned my site dark for 12 hours yesterday. The article (Toronto Star version, homepage version) reiterates how SOPA could be applied in Canada and emphasizes that if the U.S. passes the legislation, it is very likely to […]

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January 19, 2012 20 comments Columns

Why My Website Went Dark Yesterday

Appeared in the Toronto Star on January 19, 2012 as Michael Geist’s website went dark to protest U.S. restrictions on Internet Yesterday my website, michaelgeist.ca, went dark for 12 hours with thousands of posts replaced by a single page warning against proposed U.S. legislation called the Stop Online Piracy Act […]

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January 19, 2012 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

Canadian Media Coverage of the SOPA Protest

SOPA and PIPA may not be Canadian laws, but the protest associated with them generated significant Canadian media coverage. On a remarkable day that saw many U.S. politicians pull their support for the legislation, Canadian coverage included: Canadian Press – Canadians join website blackout protest against SOPA National Post editorial […]

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January 19, 2012 1 comment News

Storify Version of My Tweets on the SOPA Protest

I’ve created a Storify version that chronicles my tweets of the SOPA protest as I pointed to articles and video of interest with a Canadian focus.

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January 19, 2012 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Police Documents Show Scramble To Justify Lawful Access

Late last year, I wrote a column on lawful access arguing that “neither the government nor law enforcement has provided credible evidence demonstrating how the current law has impeded active investigations.” Open Media has now obtained an internal police document that shows the policy recognize this problem.  The email asks […]

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January 19, 2012 Comments are Disabled Must Reads