Professor Geist's weekly Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) examines whether Canada may be headed toward a Digital Millennium Copyright Canada Act. The column explores the risks associated with technological protection measures alongside anti-circumvention legislation and the potential that Canada may adopt DMCA-like […]
Archive for January, 2005
`TPMs’: A perfect storm for consumers
During last fall's U.S. presidential election, CBS News featured a controversial report on President George W. Bush's military service. The report, which relied on unverified documents, generated enormous media coverage, eventually leading to a public apology and the upcoming retirement of veteran news anchor Dan Rather. Several weeks ago, […]
Canadian Government to Alter Contracts to Address U.S. Privacy Risk
The Canadian government plans to revamp the wording of future federal contracts with the aim of countering U.S. powers, granted under anti-terrorism laws, to tap into personal information about Canadians. The government has also asked all agencies and departments to conduct a "comprehensive assessment of risks" to Canadian information they […]
P2P, Copyright and the Canadian Music Industry
Professor Geist appeared on Canada's Business Report, a nationally syndicated radio program on Thursday, January 27th to discuss P2P, copyright and the Canadian music industry. The audio of the appearance (roughly 11 minutes into the broadcast) will be online for a short period of time.
More Action Needed on Spam Enforcement
Professor Geist comments on the current anti-spam battle in Canada in a Macleans column. He notes that existing laws can be used to tackle spam provided a strong enforcement effort is undertaken.