Columns

Toward a 21st Century Canadian Cultural Policy

Professor Geist's weekly Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) features part two of an examination of Canadian cultural policy. The column argues that the current Canadian culture toolkit must be recast for the 21st century by adapting it to emerging technologies and to […]

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November 15, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns

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

Who Should Own Your Wedding Pictures?

Professor Geist's weekly Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) examines Bill S-9, a new Canadian copyright bill steaming through the Senate. The column argues that the bill, which focuses on copyright in photographs, not only undermines consumer rights and privacy, but also fails […]

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November 1, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns

Rising to the Privacy Reform Challenge

My weekly Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) picks up on last week’s discussion of the need to name names as part of Canada’s privacy law by advocating further reforms to the privacy law framework. The column argues that for many for many […]

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October 25, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns

Canadian Privacy Ruling Illustrates Need for Changes to Reporting System

Professor Geist’s weekly Toronto Star column Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article) focuses on a recent PIPEDA finding involving an inadvertent email disclosure. The column contrasts the finding with a similar incident in the United States and argues that for Canadian privacy law to garner the respect […]

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October 18, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns