Columns

Canada’s Copyright Revolution

Professor Geist's regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) examines the recent Canadian Supreme Court LSUC v. CCH copyright decision. The column argues that the case instantly ranks as one of the strongest pro-user rights decisions from any high court in the world, […]

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March 22, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns

Is Canada Ready for a P2P License?

Professor Geist's regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) examines the viability of blanket license for peer-to-peer file sharing in Canada. The column argues that Canada might provide an ideal testing ground for such an approach given the prior experience with collective licensing […]

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March 8, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns

The Canadian Gutnick – Internet Jurisdiction’s Moving Target.

Professor Geist’s regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) takes a closer look at Bangoura v. Washington Post, a recent Ontario case in which the court asserted jurisdiction over the Post due to the availability of an allegedly defamatory article online. The article […]

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February 16, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns

The Debate Over Privacy Law Continues

In response to my recent Toronto Star column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) defending PIPEDA, Canada’s privacy law, the paper today features a debate over the arguments presented in that column. Professor Richard Owens argues that PIPEDA "tarnishes lawmaking, impedes business unnecessarily and threatens constitutional disorder", while […]

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February 6, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns

In Defense of PIPEDA

Professor Geist’s regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) takes on the recent rise of criticism of PIPEDA Canada’s federal privacy legislation, which has been recently labelled a multi-dimensional mess by critics. The column argues that replacing the single federal standard with potentially […]

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January 19, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns