The issue of Internet regulation has long been tied to the question of Internet service-provider liability. As the gateways to the Internet, ISPs were quickly identified as a potential "choke point" in the system that could effectively be used to regulate Internet activity.
Archive for August, 2003
As the Internet blossomed into a global phenomenon in the mid-1990s, domain name disputes became one of the first legal issues to emerge. Designed as an easy and effective method to locate Web sites and route e-mail, speculators quickly realized the value in registering domain names — particularly those matching trademarks — and reselling them to the highest bidder.
Canada’s federal government has named two people to the position of Assistant Privacy Commissioner to help manage the additional workload that is expected to arrive once the country’s privacy law takes full effect next year. Named to the position are Heather Black, the privacy commissioner’s general counsel, and Raymond D’Aoust. […]