The Nigerian Supreme Court has ruled that the federal government has the power to regulate telecommunications throughout the country. The federal government had challenged a state bill designed to provide a state with regulatory power.
Professor Geist's regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) addresses several much-needed reforms for the Canadian education and research communities to get more bang for their research and copyright buck. In particular, it argues that Canadian universities must stop throwing away millions of […]
An Ontario court has issued the first Canadian court decision to examine the meaning of "commercial activity" within the context of PIPEDA. The case involved a question of whether a recreational shooting association could be compelled to disclose its member list. The court relies heavily on the Privacy Commissioner’s guidance […]
BC’s Privacy Commissioner has announced that the release of his report on privacy and outsourcing will be delayed until late October. The Commissioner needs more time to deal with the more than 500 submissions he received on the issue.
With news today that a coalition of education groups have held a press conference to call for balanced copyright reform, University Affairs, the Canadian university and colleges publication, publishes an opinion essay by Professor Geist on how Canada can best achieve that balance.