CRTC Issues Stay on Telemarketing Rules

The Canadian Radiotelevision and Telecommunications Commission has approved, with one exception, an application by the Canadian Marketing Association to issue a stay on its telemarketing rules. The rules deal with the prospect for a do-not-call list and impose a series of obligations on Canadian businesses that raised privacy and cost […]

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September 29, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

UN ICT Task Force Publishes Internet Governance Text

The UN ICT Task Force has published Internet Governance: A Grand Collaboration, a collection of works from a March 2004 meeting. Professor Geist contributes National Governments and Country Code Top Level Domains: A Global Survey.

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September 28, 2004 Comments are Disabled Chapters, News

Nigerian Supreme Court Issues Telco Regulation Decision

The Nigerian Supreme Court has ruled that the federal government has the power to regulate telecommunications throughout the country. The federal government had challenged a state bill designed to provide a state with regulatory power.

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September 27, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

Getting More Bang for our Research and Copyright Buck

Professor Geist's regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) addresses several much-needed reforms for the Canadian education and research communities to get more bang for their research and copyright buck. In particular, it argues that Canadian universities must stop throwing away millions of […]

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September 27, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns

Ontario Court Issues Decision on “Commercial Activity” Under PIPEDA

An Ontario court has issued the first Canadian court decision to examine the meaning of "commercial activity" within the context of PIPEDA. The case involved a question of whether a recreational shooting association could be compelled to disclose its member list. The court relies heavily on the Privacy Commissioner’s guidance […]

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September 23, 2004 Comments are Disabled News