The Canadian media provides further coverage of the federal court's private copying decision. Professor Geist comments in the National Post, CBC, and CTV on the impact of the decision on MP3 players.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
The Canadian Privacy Commissioner has issued her first decision involving spam. Although not yet publicly available, Professor Geist was the complainant and has posted the well-founded decision. The decision includes a determination that business email addresses constitute personal information and are not covered by the business information exception. It also […]
- The Broadcasting Act Blunder, Day Six: The Beginning of the End of Canadian Broadcast Ownership and Control Requirements
- The Broadcasting Act Blunder, Day Five: The Narrow Exclusion of User Generated Content Services
- The Broadcasting Act Blunder, Day Four: Why Many News Sites Are Captured by Bill C-10
- The Broadcasting Act Blunder, Day Three: Minister Guilbeault Says Bill C-10 Contains Economic Thresholds That Limit Internet Regulation. It Doesn’t.
- The Broadcasting Act Blunder, Day Two: What the Government Doesn’t Say About Creating a “Level Playing Field”