The Canadian Federal Court of Appeal has released its decision (2.5 MB file) in case challenging Canada's private copying system. Professor Geist comments in the Globe and Mail and Toronto Star on the court's ruling which held that the levy is not a tax and is therefore constitutional. It also […]
Archive for December 17th, 2004
The University of Windsor, Faculty of Law recently hosted a debate on music file sharing that included Professor Geist, CRIA General Counsel Richard Pfohl, Copyright Board General Counsel Mario Bouchard, Canadian Heritage Copyright Branch Director Bruce Stockfish, and the Edge's Alan Cross. That debate is now available online via free […]
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.
Professor Geist’s regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) examines recent developments involving the World Summit on the Information Society. The column argues that while the domain name systems captures most the attention, the tension between the developed and developing world at WSIS […]