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

The Debate Over Privacy Law Continues

In response to my recent Toronto Star column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) defending PIPEDA, Canada’s privacy law, the paper today features a debate over the arguments presented in that column. Professor Richard Owens argues that PIPEDA "tarnishes lawmaking, impedes business unnecessarily and threatens constitutional disorder", while […]

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February 6, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns

In Defense of PIPEDA

Professor Geist’s regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) takes on the recent rise of criticism of PIPEDA Canada’s federal privacy legislation, which has been recently labelled a multi-dimensional mess by critics. The column argues that replacing the single federal standard with potentially […]

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January 19, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns

Looking Ahead to the Year in Technology Law

Professor Geist's Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) takes a look ahead at 2004 by focusing on three of the hottest issues – privacy, copyright, and Internet marketing. With new legislation in Canada, a potential constitutional challenge, the prospect of file sharing lawsuits, […]

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January 5, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns

The Year in Canadian Technology Law

Professor Geist's regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) provides an A to Z look back at the year in technology law in Canada. The column focuses on leading cases, legislative developments in the spam and privacy world, and emerging copyright policy concerns. 

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December 15, 2003 Comments are Disabled Columns