The Australian Music Industry and Sharman Networks, the owner of Kazaa, face off in court next week. Professor Geist comments on some of the copyright issues to be addressed.
Several of Canada's best known musicians went to Parliament today to lobby for reform to the Copyright Act. While CRIA argued that the current statute hurts their industry, the economy, and artists, Professor Geist comments that the proposed reforms will directly affect millions of Canadians who may have no interest […]
The Federal Court of Appeal has issued its decision in the Englander case. The case involves the first PIPEDA complaint, which focused on the $2 charge for an unlisted phone number. The court overturned a lower court decision, ruling that the consent obtained by Telus was insufficient for several uses. […]
Professor Geist’s latest Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) examines CIRA’s new proposed WHOIS policy for the dot-ca domain. The new policy will not publicly disclose personal information for individual registrations, though corporate and organizational registrations will typically have full information publicly posted […]
The Vancouver Sun ran a detailed article on the online music business over the weekend. Professor Geist comments on the impact of peer-to-peer on the industry, arguing that CRIA's claims are exaggerated and that retail channel changes and the popularity of DVD are responsible for much of the recent decline […]