Professor Geist's regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) provides an A to Z look back at the year in technology law in Canada. The column focuses on leading cases, legislative developments in the spam and privacy world, and emerging copyright policy concerns.
With recent reports that VeriSign is considering a relaunch of the Site Finder service, Professor Geist comments in the National Post on the service and its implications. see: Firms Must Be Sensitive To Privacy Issues also see: True Extent of Music Piracy Unknown
Professor Geist provides additional commentary to the Toronto Star and Ottawa Citizen on the Copyright Board's private copying decision, focusing on the decision to keep tariffs static for blank CDs as well as the impact on peer-to-peer file sharing. see: MP3 Players Hit With New Tax also see: True Extent […]
Canada's Copyright Board issued its private copying decision earlier today. Professor Geist comments in this CNET article on the peer-to-peer elements of the decision in which the Board ruled that the private copying exemption covers downloading on P2P networks under certain circumstances.
Professor Geist comments on news that the Canadian Copyright Board will issue its decision on the levy on blank media as part of the private copying exemption later this week. Professor Geist notes that however the Board seeks to strike the balance, all stakeholders are likely to be unhappy. see: […]
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