Archive for December, 2003

Alberta Enacts PIPA

Alberta has become Canada’s third province, following Quebec and British Columbia, to enact private sector privacy legislation as its PIPA was passed earlier this week. It will take effect on January 1st, as will the federal law (PIPEDA) which will apply in all other provinces. see: PIPA also see: Africa’s […]

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December 8, 2003 Comments are Disabled News

Debating the Tariff 22 Case

Professor Geist appeared on CBC Radio Ottawa Monday morning to discuss the recent Tariff 22 hearing. The discussion focused on the appropriate role for ISPs in dealing with online music.  see: Africa’s Media Gears Up For Information Society Summit

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December 8, 2003 Comments are Disabled Tv / Radio

Deal Struck on Net Governance at WSIS

Professor Geist comments on the weekend deal on Internet governance at the WSIS. He notes that the deal will result in two years of working group discussions and that greater governmental involvement in Internet governance issues remains the likely conclusion. see: Talks Seek Global Internet Ground Rules also see: Africa’s […]

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December 7, 2003 Comments are Disabled News

WSIS Nears With Internet Governance Taking Centre Stage

With the World Summit on the Information Society scheduled to start next week, Professor Geist provides commentary on a key stumbling block — Internet governance. Comments for Reuters and South Africa’s IT Web, both focus on the role of governments at the national level and their growing interest in the […]

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December 5, 2003 1 comment News

Canadian Supreme Court Hears Tariff 22 Case

The Canadian Supreme Court heard arguments in the much-anticipated Tariff 22 case. The case involves the prospect of a new tariff for music online. Professor Geist provided comments to CBC Newsworld and to CBC’s The National newscast. see: Internet Royalty Case Lands in Supreme 

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December 3, 2003 Comments are Disabled Tv / Radio