Archive for December, 2004

Debating Music Downloading with CRIA

Professor Geist appeared on Report on Business Television on December 15th to debate with Graham Henderson, president of CRIA, the impact of music downloading on the industry. The discussion focused on the size of the losses and the scope of the private copying levy.  

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December 15, 2004 1 comment Video

CIBC Breach Spotlights Jurisdiction Gap in Canadian Privacy Law

Professor Geist’s weekly Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) examines the emergence of a jurisdictional gap in Canada’s privacy law. According to a recent letter from the Privacy Commissioner, the legislation does not extend to investigating organizations without a physical presence in Canada. […]

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December 13, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns

CIBC breach spotlights hole in privacy law

Privacy issues have taken centre stage in Canada in recent weeks with the public’s attention focused on the major privacy breach at the CIBC. The CIBC case, involving the unauthorized disclosure of the personal financial information about dozens of bank customers to a scrap yard in the United States, illustrates […]

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December 12, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

Canadian Lawyer Finds Information Disclosed By U.S. Authorities

The Edmonton Sun reports that a Canadian lawyer that sued a skinhead for the personal injury of a client had his personal information revealed to the man while he was in a U.S. prison. The skinhead was fighting deportation and was provided with a 1,000 page immigration file that included […]

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December 10, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

Satellite Radio and Canadian Cultural Policy

The NY Times runs a story on the entry of satellite radio into the Canadian market and challenges associated with maintaining Canadian cultural policy. Professor Geist comments on the issue.

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December 9, 2004 Comments are Disabled News