Professor Geist comments in the Ottawa Citizen on a McGill student's challenge to a university requirement that all papers be submitted to turnitin.com, which then adds the paper to its growing database. see: McGill Student Launches Challenge to Controversial Anti-Plagiarism Rules also see: Canadian Privacy Law Review Information
The Ottawa Citizen features a story that it addresses "the Internet urban legend" that Canadians can file share on the Internet without fear of a lawsuit. Professor Geist is quoted extensively in unpacking the current state of Canadian copyright law. see: Downloads also see: Knight v. Hutchinson decision here
Professor Geist's regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) examines the growing tension between privacy and intellectual property rights. The column assesses two recent examples — RIAA subpoenas against alleged file sharers and the brewing dispute over the reliability of WHOIS information.
Professor Geists recent column on the Verisign Site Finder service is discussed in ongoing coverage of the dispute from the Toronto Star. see: Verisign Stops Re-Directing Web’s ‘Mistake Traffic’ also see: Knight v. Hutchinson decision here
The Globe and Mail provides coverage of Canada’s anti-spam policy and how it compares with initiatives around the world. Professor Geist comments on the effectiveness of spam legislation and the need for global co-operation. see: Anti-Spam Laws Junk, Observers Say also see: Knight v. Hutchinson decision here