Fair Dealing by Giulia Forsythe (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) https://flic.kr/p/dRkXwP

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Copyright

A Plan To Restore Balance To Canadian Copyright Law

Professor Geist's latest Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) considers how copyright balance can be restored to Canadian copyright reform. The column identifies five principles — (1) procedural balance including a commitment from parliamentarians to refuse campaign contributions from rights holder groups; (2) […]

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June 14, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns

Canadian Networks Focus on CRIA Decision

CBC and CTV, two of Canada’s leading television networks, both provide prominent coverage of the federal court decision involving file sharing. Professor Geist comments in both stories. see: CBC – Online Music File Sharing Legal: Judge also see: CTV – Music Industry Loses in Downloading Case

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March 31, 2004 Comments are Disabled Video

Canada’s Copyright Revolution

Professor Geist's regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) examines the recent Canadian Supreme Court LSUC v. CCH copyright decision. The column argues that the case instantly ranks as one of the strongest pro-user rights decisions from any high court in the world, […]

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March 22, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns

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

Is Canada Ready for a P2P License?

Professor Geist's regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) examines the viability of blanket license for peer-to-peer file sharing in Canada. The column argues that Canada might provide an ideal testing ground for such an approach given the prior experience with collective licensing […]

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March 8, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns