Columns

Looking Ahead to the Year in Technology Law

Professor Geist's Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) takes a look ahead at 2004 by focusing on three of the hottest issues – privacy, copyright, and Internet marketing. With new legislation in Canada, a potential constitutional challenge, the prospect of file sharing lawsuits, […]

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January 5, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns

The Year in Canadian Technology Law

Professor Geist's regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) provides an A to Z look back at the year in technology law in Canada. The column focuses on leading cases, legislative developments in the spam and privacy world, and emerging copyright policy concerns. 

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December 15, 2003 Comments are Disabled Columns

Rethinking Government and Internet Governance

Professor Geist’s regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) features coverage of the results of a global study jointly conducted by the ITU and myself on the role of national governments and their national domains. The study, which covered 56 countries from every […]

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December 1, 2003 Comments are Disabled Columns

Privacy and Expectations

Professor Geist’s regular Toronto Star Lawbytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) contrasts privacy compliance in Canada and the U.S. It argues that while Canada may have enacted comprehensive privacy legislation, there are minimal expectations that the law will be enforced aggressively. It concludes that organizations with […]

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November 17, 2003 Comments are Disabled Columns

Canada’s Last Mover Advantage

Professor Geist's regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) examines the issue of Canadian ratification of the WIPO Internet treaties in light of a recent parliamentary committee's demand for ratification within months. The column argues that Canada enjoys a last mover advantage by […]

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November 3, 2003 Comments are Disabled Columns