The UN ICT Task Force has published Internet Governance: A Grand Collaboration, a collection of works from a March 2004 meeting. Professor Geist contributes National Governments and Country Code Top Level Domains: A Global Survey.
Nigerian Supreme Court Issues Telco Regulation Decision
The Nigerian Supreme Court has ruled that the federal government has the power to regulate telecommunications throughout the country. The federal government had challenged a state bill designed to provide a state with regulatory power.
Getting More Bang for our Research and Copyright Buck
Professor Geist's regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) addresses several much-needed reforms for the Canadian education and research communities to get more bang for their research and copyright buck. In particular, it argues that Canadian universities must stop throwing away millions of […]
Ontario Court Issues Decision on “Commercial Activity” Under PIPEDA
An Ontario court has issued the first Canadian court decision to examine the meaning of "commercial activity" within the context of PIPEDA. The case involved a question of whether a recreational shooting association could be compelled to disclose its member list. The court relies heavily on the Privacy Commissioner’s guidance […]
BC Privacy Commissioner Delays Outsourcing Report Again
BC’s Privacy Commissioner has announced that the release of his report on privacy and outsourcing will be delayed until late October. The Commissioner needs more time to deal with the more than 500 submissions he received on the issue.