More on the Tariff 22 Decision

The Canadian media provides full coverage of the Tariff 22 decision with perspectives from all sides. Professor Geist appeared on CBC, CTV, CBC Newsworld and in the pages of, CNET, the Toronto Star, and Vancouver Sun commenting on the implications of the case. see: CAIP v. SOCAN also see: […]

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July 1, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

Supreme Court Issues Tariff 22 Decision

The Canadian Supreme Court issued the long-awaited Tariff 22 decision this morning. The court allowed the appeal, overturning a Federal Court decision to impose liability on ISPs for caching of content. The case also has a key jurisdictional element as the court ruled that there may be liability under Canadian […]

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June 30, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

Canadian Fed Ct Rejects Privacy Commish Surveillance Finding

The Canadian Federal Court has rejected a Canadian Privacy Commissioner finding involving videosurveillance in a railway yard. After the Commissioner ruled in favour of the complainant in 2003, the complainant applied to the court for an order confirming the Commissioner’s decision. The court declined to do so, reaching several noteworthy […]

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June 18, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

Fighting Spam Requires Commitment From All

The Ottawa Sun covers a recent Professor Geist speech on fighting spam in Canada. Professor Geist argues for greater enforcement action against known Canadian spamming organizations. see: Will is the Way to Unplug Spammersalso see: Bulte Committee Report

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June 3, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

Ontario Court Issues PIPEDA Decision

An Ontario court has issued a new decision interpreting Canada’s federal privacy law in the context of videosurveillance. The court ruled that exceptions found in the Act that apply to law of Canada includes the common law, though it noted that the wording in PIPEDA "leaves a lot to be […]

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May 25, 2004 Comments are Disabled News