Archive for December, 2003

CRIA To Sue Music Uploaders

Professor Geist comments in a National Post article on the Canadian Recording Industry Association's plans to sue file sharing uploaders starting early next year. His commentary focuses on the recent Copyright Board decision on private copying. see: Music Sharers To Face Lawsuits also see: True Extent of Music Piracy Unknown

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December 16, 2003 1 comment News

The Year in Canadian Technology Law

Professor Geist's regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) provides an A to Z look back at the year in technology law in Canada. The column focuses on leading cases, legislative developments in the spam and privacy world, and emerging copyright policy concerns. 

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December 15, 2003 Comments are Disabled Columns

Revisiting Site Finder Issues

With recent reports that VeriSign is considering a relaunch of the Site Finder service, Professor Geist comments in the National Post on the service and its implications. see: Firms Must Be Sensitive To Privacy Issues also see: True Extent of Music Piracy Unknown

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December 15, 2003 Comments are Disabled News

`D’ is for disputes that shape our lives

Court cases affected spam, copyright, music and much more in 2003 As individuals grappled with a deluge of spam and anti-spam legislation, concerns about their personal privacy, and confusion over the application of copyright law to the online environment, 2003 was a busy year for technology law. Although activities south […]

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December 14, 2003 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

More on the Private Copying Decision

Professor Geist provides additional commentary to the Toronto Star and Ottawa Citizen on the Copyright Board's private copying decision, focusing on the decision to keep tariffs static for blank CDs as well as the impact on peer-to-peer file sharing. see: MP3 Players Hit With New Tax also see: True Extent […]

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December 13, 2003 Comments are Disabled News