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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

Is Canada’s Privacy Law A Privacy Placebo?

Professor Geist’s regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) questions the effectiveness of Canada’s privacy legislation, arguing that privacy laws without effective enforcement and genuine transparency may provide Canadians with little more than placebo privacy protection. The column suggests that responsibility for these […]

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April 19, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns

Net Jurisdiction Study Finds New Digital Divide

Professor Geist’s regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article) highlights the results of an ABA/ICC global Internet jurisdiction study released over the weekend. The survey of nearly 300 companies in 45 different countries found that U.S. companies were far more concerned and pessimistic about Internet […]

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April 5, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns