Archive for May, 2004

Copyright Reform and Canadian Education

Professor Geist's latest Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) assesses the consequences of a recent Canadian parliamentary committee report on copyright reform. The report recommends swift ratification of the WIPO treaties, increased potential liability for ISPs, and the prospect for a new extended […]

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May 31, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns

Will copyright reform chill use of Web?

Copyright proposal upsets the balance In hindsight, the fall of 1998 may be remembered as the shining hour of Canadian Internet policy development. Led by then-Industry Minister John Manley, Canada played host to an OECD ministerial meeting on e-commerce, tabled new privacy legislation, unveiled several e-commerce policy initiatives, and committed […]

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May 30, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

International Chamber of Commerce, Commercial Law & Practice

Spring Meeting, Rome

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May 27, 2004 Comments are Disabled Conferences

Ontario Court Issues PIPEDA Decision

An Ontario court has issued a new decision interpreting Canada’s federal privacy law in the context of videosurveillance. The court ruled that exceptions found in the Act that apply to law of Canada includes the common law, though it noted that the wording in PIPEDA "leaves a lot to be […]

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May 25, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

(Re)Thinking Copyright

Last week Professor Geist delivered a talk at the ALAI Rethinking Copyright conference in Ottawa and several people have asked whether they could get a copy of the powerpoint slides. The presentation can be found below. see: West Urged To Share Internet Governance also see: Task Force Backgrounder

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May 25, 2004 Comments are Disabled Conferences