Columns

CRIA Won’t Spare a Dime for Canadian Creative Community

Professor Geist’s regular Toronto Star (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) column focuses on a recent application for a new Canadian copyright tariff on ringtones. The application by copyright collective SOCAN has generated some surprising opposition, with the Canadian Recording Industry Association actively opposing the request for ten […]

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August 23, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns

CRIA Calls For Notice and Termination Framework

Professor Geist's regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) focuses on the Canadian Recording Industry Association's call for what amounts to a notice and termination approach to removing allegedly copyright infringing material. CRIA's counsel told a parliamentary committee that once an ISP receives […]

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August 9, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns

U.S. Threat to Canadian Privacy

Professor Geist’s regular Toronto Star Lawbytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) highlights his report, co-authored with Milana Homsi, on the privacy implications on U.S. law including the Patriot Act, grand jury subpoenas, and national security letters

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July 26, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns

How Law Can Help Bridge the Digital Divide

Professor Geist’s regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) discusses how law can help bridge the digital divide. The column reflects on a recent United Nations sponsored meeting on e-commerce law in Asia which highlighted not only great enthusiasm of the developing world, […]

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July 19, 2004 1 comment Columns

Canadian Supreme Court Opens Up Second Copyright Balance

Professor Geist's latest Toronto Star Lawbytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) examines last week's Supreme Court of Canada Tariff 22 decision. The column argues that the case may damage the music industry's strategy of suing individual file sharers as one member of the court offered a […]

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July 6, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns