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More on McGill Turnitin.com Controversy

The McGill Turnitin.com controversy heads down under as the Australian media picks up on the story. Professor Geist is quoted commenting on the associated copyright implications. see: Ethical Query in Online Check also see: Canadian Privacy Law Review Information

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October 21, 2003 Comments are Disabled News

McGill Student Challenges Anti-Plagiarism Requirement

Professor Geist comments in the Ottawa Citizen on a McGill student's challenge to a university requirement that all papers be submitted to turnitin.com, which then adds the paper to its growing database. see: McGill Student Launches Challenge to Controversial Anti-Plagiarism Rules also see: Canadian Privacy Law Review Information

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October 19, 2003 1 comment News

Addressing the Urban Legend of P2P File Sharing

The Ottawa Citizen features a story that it addresses "the Internet urban legend" that Canadians can file share on the Internet without fear of a lawsuit. Professor Geist is quoted extensively in unpacking the current state of Canadian copyright law. see: Downloads also see: Knight v. Hutchinson decision here

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October 9, 2003 Comments are Disabled News

Geist on Site Finder Service

Professor Geists recent column on the Verisign Site Finder service is discussed in ongoing coverage of the dispute from the Toronto Star. see: Verisign Stops Re-Directing Web’s ‘Mistake Traffic’ also see: Knight v. Hutchinson decision here

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October 6, 2003 Comments are Disabled News

More Coverage of Canadian Spam Position

The Globe and Mail provides coverage of Canada’s anti-spam policy and how it compares with initiatives around the world. Professor Geist comments on the effectiveness of spam legislation and the need for global co-operation. see: Anti-Spam Laws Junk, Observers Say also see: Knight v. Hutchinson decision here

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September 25, 2003 Comments are Disabled News