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Will Canadian Cultural Policy Survive in the Age of the Internet?

Professor Geist’s weekly Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) examines several recent Canadian legal developments including CRTC hearings on satellite radio and VoIP, a Quebec court decision on satellite television, and copyright reform, arguing that the common thread through the cases how to […]

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November 8, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns

Canadian Privacy Commissioner Releases Annual Report

Canadian Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart has released her annual report, warning that privacy is losing out as law enforcement and national security agencies collect more information about more people. The report also includes coverage of PIPEDA, the private sector privacy law, with data on complaints and actions before the courts.

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November 5, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

B.C.and Alberta Privacy Law Obtain Substantially Similar Exemption

The Government of Canada has announced that private sector privacy laws in Alberta and British Columbia have formally received their designation as substantially similar legislation to the Canadian federal standard.

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November 5, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

CRIA Expresses Concern Over Satellite Radio Plans

The Canadian Press covers Canadian Recording Industry Association concerns over plans to introduce satellite radio into the Canadian marketplace. Professor Geist comments on CRIA's opposition, arguing that the call for stronger copyright protection are overstated.

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November 2, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

Quebec Court Rules Satellite TV Rules Unconstitutional

Professor Geist comments in the Globe and Mail on last week’s Quebec court decision which ruled that Canada’s satellite television regulations are unconstitutional. Geist argues that the federal government has little alternative but to appeal the decision.

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November 1, 2004 Comments are Disabled News