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Canadian Lawyer Finds Information Disclosed By U.S. Authorities

The Edmonton Sun reports that a Canadian lawyer that sued a skinhead for the personal injury of a client had his personal information revealed to the man while he was in a U.S. prison. The skinhead was fighting deportation and was provided with a 1,000 page immigration file that included […]

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December 10, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

Satellite Radio and Canadian Cultural Policy

The NY Times runs a story on the entry of satellite radio into the Canadian market and challenges associated with maintaining Canadian cultural policy. Professor Geist comments on the issue.

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December 9, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

Privacy Commissioner Issues First PIPEDA Spam Decision

The Canadian Privacy Commissioner has issued her first decision involving spam. Although not yet publicly available, Professor Geist was the complainant and has posted the well-founded decision. The decision includes a determination that business email addresses constitute personal information and are not covered by the business information exception. It also […]

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December 6, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

Music Industry and Kazaa Face Off in Australian Court

The Australian Music Industry and Sharman Networks, the owner of Kazaa, face off in court next week. Professor Geist comments on some of the copyright issues to be addressed.

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November 27, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

Canadian Musicians Lobby for Copyright Reform

Several of Canada's best known musicians went to Parliament today to lobby for reform to the Copyright Act. While CRIA argued that the current statute hurts their industry, the economy, and artists, Professor Geist comments that the proposed reforms will directly affect millions of Canadians who may have no interest […]

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November 24, 2004 Comments are Disabled News