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Canadian Political Parties Divided on Tech Law Policy

Professor Geist's regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) focuses on technology law policy and next week's Canadian federal election. The column highlights the positions of each national party on copyright, spam, and other tech law issues as revealed in a questionnaire distributed […]

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June 21, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns

A Plan To Restore Balance To Canadian Copyright Law

Professor Geist's latest Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) considers how copyright balance can be restored to Canadian copyright reform. The column identifies five principles — (1) procedural balance including a commitment from parliamentarians to refuse campaign contributions from rights holder groups; (2) […]

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June 14, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns

Copyright Reform and Canadian Education

Professor Geist's latest Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) assesses the consequences of a recent Canadian parliamentary committee report on copyright reform. The report recommends swift ratification of the WIPO treaties, increased potential liability for ISPs, and the prospect for a new extended […]

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May 31, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns

Why WSIS Is About More Than Just Domain Names

Professor Geist’s regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) examines recent developments involving the World Summit on the Information Society. The column argues that while the domain name systems captures most the attention, the tension between the developed and developing world at WSIS […]

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May 17, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns

Untouchable? A Plan for Battling Spam in Canada

My regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) highlights my new study on the state of anti-spam legislative measures in Canada. Despite absence of specific anti-spam legislation, the paper argues that when viewed in combination, the current Canadian legal options allow for enforcement […]

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May 3, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns