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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Professor Geist's regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) examines the growing tension between privacy and intellectual property rights. The column assesses two recent examples — RIAA subpoenas against alleged file sharers and the brewing dispute over the reliability of WHOIS information.
When governments began to stake out their Internet policy positions in the mid-1990s, there was general agreement among countries such as Canada, the United States, Australia, as well as the European Union, on the wisdom of adopting a self-regulatory approach led by the private sector.
Professor Geist comments on Internet file sharing on CBC Radio’s Cross Country Check-up. Professor Geist’s segment begins at roughly the 4 minute mark.link
Many online music fans reflect on July 26, 2000, as the day the music almost died. On that day a U.S. court ruled that Napster, the file-sharing phenomenon that took the world by storm, was engaged in copyright infringement and should be shut down. While the service survived for nearly 18 months longer, that initial decision clearly marked the beginning of the end for Napster.