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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

Manufacturers and Retailers Challenge MP3 Levy

Professor Geist comments on the federal court appeals by both leading retailers and computer manufacturers against the Copyright Board's December 2003 private copying decision. The manufacturers challenge the levy against MP3 players, while the retailes want the entire scheme declared unlawful. see: Music Groups Appeal Copyright Ruling also see: CENTR […]

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January 14, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

Responding to CENTR’s Comments on Net Governance Study

CENTR has posted a response to my recent study on the relationship between national governments and country-code domain names. While I think it is terrific that CENTR is encouraging debate on the issue, I have several comments in reply that focus on a misunderstanding on the relationship between myself and […]

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January 9, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

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