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Focus Shifts to Canadian Copyright Reform

The day after the federal court's file sharing discussion, much of the discussion shifted to potential copyright reform in Canada. Professor Geist comments in both the Ottawa Citizen and National Post on the prospect for reform.  

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April 2, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

Federal Ct. Decisions Attracts Global Attention

Yesterday's federal court decision involving file sharing is attracting global attention with many now labelling Canada a haven for file sharers. In addition to comments in subscription only services such as the National Post, Ottawa Citizen, and LA Times, Professor Geist comments in many media sources including USA Today, Toronto […]

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April 1, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

Federal Court Denies CRIA Motion

Professor Geist comments on CNET and Canadian Press on the stunning Federal Court of Canada decision involving CRIA's request to compel ISPs to disclose the identities of their subscribers. The court denied the motion, ruling that CRIA failed to present the prima facie case needed to warrant disclosure. The court […]

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March 31, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

File Sharing Suits Head Back to Court

Professor Geist comments on the CRIA file sharing lawsuits, which head back to court on Friday. He notes that "it's a critical case because it lies at the intersection of so many interesting online issues, both copyright and privacy and the right to anonymity and responsibility of intermediaries, namely the […]

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March 12, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

Alternative Compensation System for Music Picks Up Steam

David Ticoll, the Globe and Mail technology columnist, picks up on the prospect for an alternative compensation system for online music. Ticoll cites Professor Geist's recent proposal for the legalization of peer-to-peer file sharing. see: A taxing proposal to solve the music download dilemma also see: Bangoura v. Washington Post

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March 11, 2004 2 comments News