Archive for January, 2004

In Defense of PIPEDA

Professor Geist’s regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) takes on the recent rise of criticism of PIPEDA Canada’s federal privacy legislation, which has been recently labelled a multi-dimensional mess by critics. The column argues that replacing the single federal standard with potentially […]

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January 19, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns

Fighting privacy law questionable

In a year of headline-grabbing privacy developments in Canada, the Quebec government saved the best for last. On Dec. 17, just days before Canada’s national privacy law, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), was scheduled to take full effect, the Quebec government initiated a constitutional challenge that […]

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January 18, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

Manufacturers and Retailers Challenge MP3 Levy

Professor Geist comments on the federal court appeals by both leading retailers and computer manufacturers against the Copyright Board's December 2003 private copying decision. The manufacturers challenge the levy against MP3 players, while the retailes want the entire scheme declared unlawful. see: Music Groups Appeal Copyright Ruling also see: CENTR […]

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January 14, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

Responding to CENTR’s Comments on Net Governance Study

CENTR has posted a response to my recent study on the relationship between national governments and country-code domain names. While I think it is terrific that CENTR is encouraging debate on the issue, I have several comments in reply that focus on a misunderstanding on the relationship between myself and […]

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January 9, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

Council of European National Top-level Domain Registries

Some Comments on Professor Michael Geist’s "Government and country-code top level Domains: A global survey"

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January 9, 2004 Comments are Disabled Print