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Canada Still Awaits Anti-Spam Policy

Professor Geist comments in an Ottawa Citizen story on the state of anti-spam legislation in Canada, noting that better enforcement of existing laws are needed to make a dent in the spam problem. see: This Old Spam also see: Bangoura v. Washington Post

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March 9, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

Supreme Court Copyright Case Causes Waves

Professor Geist comments on the impact of the LSUC v. CCH Supreme Court of Canada decision released last week. Geist argues that the case is the most important case in many years with implications that extend well beyond the legal publishers affected by the decision. see: Court's Copyright Ruling in […]

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March 8, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

CRIA Launches Round of Lawsuits

Professor Geist comments in the National Post and Ottawa Citizen on news that CRIA has launched its first round of lawsuits against individual file sharers. Professor Geist addresses the decision by Shaw Communications to challenge the requests for subscriber information on privacy grounds. see: Personal Files About To Go Public […]

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February 15, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

Canada Battles Spam

Macleans magazine runs a major feature on spam in Canada, complete with coverage of legal and technological developments. Professor Geist comments on market for anti-spam technologies as well as the likely effectiveness of anti-spam legislation. see: You’ve Got Spam also see: Owens Rebuttal

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February 15, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

Alberta Court Awards Damages for Cyber-Libel

Professor Geist comments on the recent Alberta cyber-libel decision in which a judge awarded both general and punitive damages for defamatory postings on a stock chat site. The judge ruled that the anonymous postings were more likely to be believed because they were anonymous, a conclusion Professor Geist disputes. see: […]

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February 10, 2004 Comments are Disabled News