Columns

Canada Heading Toward Battle Over Database Rights

Professor Geist's regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) provides a Thanksgiving Day look at last week's Ontario Court of Appeal decision in Robertson v. Thompson Corp. In reviewing what amounts to the Canadian version of the Tasini case, the column argues that […]

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October 11, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns

Tackling Canada’s Billion Dollar Culture Deficit

Professor Geist's regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) examines Canada's billion dollar annual culture deficit. The column argues that the time has come to reverse the alarming increase in Canadian cultural deficit by fostering the creation of Canadian cultural products, facilitating broad […]

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October 4, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns

Getting More Bang for our Research and Copyright Buck

Professor Geist's regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) addresses several much-needed reforms for the Canadian education and research communities to get more bang for their research and copyright buck. In particular, it argues that Canadian universities must stop throwing away millions of […]

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September 27, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns

A Tale of Two Sectors (and One Disruptive Technology)

Professor Geist’s regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) examines this week’s Canadian hearings into VoIP regulation. The column contrasts the approach of the content industries to peer-to-peer with that of the telecommunications sector noting that one perceives P2P as the worst of […]

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September 20, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns

Will Canada Salute the Broadcast Flag?

Professor Geist's latest Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) assesses recent comments from an Industry Canada official that Canada is likely to move quickly to import the broadcast flag by July 2005. The column argues that it is essential that Canada craft its […]

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September 6, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns