Professor Geist’s regular Toronto Star (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) column focuses on a recent application for a new Canadian copyright tariff on ringtones. The application by copyright collective SOCAN has generated some surprising opposition, with the Canadian Recording Industry Association actively opposing the request for ten […]
Archive for August, 2004
Those weary of copyright tariffs — from the private copying tariff on blank CDs and DVDs to the fees associated with playing music everywhere from concert halls to dentist offices — will not like what they are about to read. Yet another tariff is coming our way. This particular […]
The Canadian Privacy Commissioner has responded to the B.C. Commissioner’s call for comment on the implications of the Patriot Act on Canadian privacy. The Commissioner argues that if a foreign organization has a Canadian subsidiary that holds personal information about Canadians in Canada, an order by a foreign court cannot […]
Several groups have pointed to an insufficient telecommunications backbone in arguing that Nigeria is not ready for e-commerce development.
Telkom, a leading South African telecommunications provider, plans to push ahead with legal action against the owner of Hellkom, a satirical criticism site. Telkom's recent move to try to shut down the site has reportedly increased Hellkom's popularity.