Columns

Exporting Copyright

Professor Geist's regular Toronto Star Law Bytes columns (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) focuses on the growing importance of trade agreements to the formulation of copyright policy. The column notes that the U.S. has begun to export its copyright policy through a push for stronger copyright protections […]

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October 20, 2003 Comments are Disabled Columns

The Growing Conflict Between IP and Privacy Rights

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. 

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October 6, 2003 Comments are Disabled Columns

The Day Internet Governance Mattered

Professor Geist’s regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) examines the controversy over VeriSign’s Site Finder service. The column argues that there has been a general lack of enthusiasm for Internet governance issues but when it finally mattered – the moment VeriSign hit […]

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September 22, 2003 Comments are Disabled Columns

A Virtual Canadian Law Library Becomes Reality

My latest Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) reflects on Knight v. Hutchinson, a recent British Columbia decision in which a registrar reviewed online legal research expenses claimed by one lawyer. The registrar noted that the lawyer needed to show the necessity and […]

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September 8, 2003 Comments are Disabled Columns

When Individuals Become Internet Intermediaries

My latest Toronto Star column focuses on recent changes involving Internet intermediaries. Where once only ISPs and intermediaries were synonymous, recent developments illustrate that on the Internet the question isn’t who is an intermediary, but rather who isn’t as individuals, search engines, and financial institutions find themselves in a network […]

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September 2, 2003 Comments are Disabled Columns