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Toward a 21st Century Canadian Cultural Policy

Professor Geist's weekly Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) features part two of an examination of Canadian cultural policy. The column argues that the current Canadian culture toolkit must be recast for the 21st century by adapting it to emerging technologies and to […]

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November 15, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns

Employee Computer Use and the Law

Professor Geist comments on the legal issues that arise in the context of workplace computer use in this Calgary Sun feature. The article highlights the growing tension between privacy and employer concerns.

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November 15, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

Paper Shredding Case Raises Privacy Fears

The Toronto Star reports that a courtroom feud between two local paper-shredding companies has triggered allegations that confidential customer records from Canada's major banks were mishandled or lost on their road to destruction. Professor Geist comments on the dangers associated with identity theft and the use of "dumpster diving" to […]

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November 13, 2004 2 comments News

Canadian Copyright Proposals Criticized

The Globe and Mail's Jack Kapica covers the Canadian Heritage Committee's copyright reform recommendations. Professor Geist comments on the reports's dangers to education and free speech.

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November 11, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

Another Angle on Blogging

Professor Geist comments in a Globe and Mail story on the popularity of blogging and its use as a tool for finding employment. The article cites a number of examples where blogs played a role in the job selection process.

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November 10, 2004 Comments are Disabled News