Professor Geist publishes a column in the Canadian Association of University Teachers monthly bulletin on Canadian copyright reform that urges the academic community to get involved in the process. The column argues that the proposed reforms pose significant dangers to the Canadian education community and outlines several potential positive alternatives.
Archive for November, 2004
The Federal Court of Appeal has issued its decision in the Englander case. The case involves the first PIPEDA complaint, which focused on the $2 charge for an unlisted phone number. The court overturned a lower court decision, ruling that the consent obtained by Telus was insufficient for several uses. […]
Professor Geist’s latest Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) examines CIRA’s new proposed WHOIS policy for the dot-ca domain. The new policy will not publicly disclose personal information for individual registrations, though corporate and organizational registrations will typically have full information publicly posted […]
The Vancouver Sun ran a detailed article on the online music business over the weekend. Professor Geist comments on the impact of peer-to-peer on the industry, arguing that CRIA's claims are exaggerated and that retail channel changes and the popularity of DVD are responsible for much of the recent decline […]
While the Internet has transformed many aspects of daily life, among the most important is near-instant access to an unparalleled electronic library. In addition to news, banking, and health information, most Internet users have discovered a surprisingly rich level of detail about themselves. “Googling” yourself often yields old Internet postings, […]