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

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