Professor Geist’s weekly Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) examines several recent Canadian legal developments including CRTC hearings on satellite radio and VoIP, a Quebec court decision on satellite television, and copyright reform, arguing that the common thread through the cases how to […]
Canadian Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart has released her annual report, warning that privacy is losing out as law enforcement and national security agencies collect more information about more people. The report also includes coverage of PIPEDA, the private sector privacy law, with data on complaints and actions before the courts.
The Government of Canada has announced that private sector privacy laws in Alberta and British Columbia have formally received their designation as substantially similar legislation to the Canadian federal standard.
The Canadian Press covers Canadian Recording Industry Association concerns over plans to introduce satellite radio into the Canadian marketplace. Professor Geist comments on CRIA's opposition, arguing that the call for stronger copyright protection are overstated.
Professor Geist comments in the Globe and Mail on last week’s Quebec court decision which ruled that Canada’s satellite television regulations are unconstitutional. Geist argues that the federal government has little alternative but to appeal the decision.