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OECD Holds Global Spam Summit

Professor Geist, who served as chair for the legal and regulatory panel at the OECD Spam Summit in Brussels, comments on the major themes of the two-day event in Warren’s Washington Daily. Geist focuses on offline methods of enforcement as a means of stopping spammers. see: Canada Badly Needs National […]

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February 6, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

The Debate Over Privacy Law Continues

In response to my recent Toronto Star column defending PIPEDA, Canada’s privacy law, the paper today features a debate over the arguments presented in that column. Professor Richard Owens argues that PIPEDA "tarnishes lawmaking, impedes business unnecessarily and threatens constitutional disorder", while I continue to defend the privacy statute, maintaining […]

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February 6, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

Manufacturers and Retailers Challenge MP3 Levy

Professor Geist comments on the federal court appeals by both leading retailers and computer manufacturers against the Copyright Board's December 2003 private copying decision. The manufacturers challenge the levy against MP3 players, while the retailes want the entire scheme declared unlawful. see: Music Groups Appeal Copyright Ruling also see: CENTR […]

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January 14, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

Responding to CENTR’s Comments on Net Governance Study

CENTR has posted a response to my recent study on the relationship between national governments and country-code domain names. While I think it is terrific that CENTR is encouraging debate on the issue, I have several comments in reply that focus on a misunderstanding on the relationship between myself and […]

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January 9, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

More Coverage on Possible Quebec PIPEDA Challenge

The Canadian media continues its coverage of a possible Quebec constitutional challenge. Professor Geist comments on the implications for the National Post, Ottawa Citizen, and the Globe and Mail. see: Privacy Law Likely to Face Challenge also see: Privacy: 'This is the Big Kahuna'

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December 31, 2003 Comments are Disabled News