Sri Lankan authorities tried to seize an Indian ship and sought US$5 million in damages, accusing it of breaking the undersea fibre optic cable that connects the tropical island’s main Internet links to the rest of the world. The Indian government and the company that handles the ship denied responsibility.
Professor Geist comments on news that a Starbucks in Toronto has fired an employee for maintaining a blog that criticized his supervisor.
Professor Geist comments in the National Post on news that the music industry has experienced an upswing in CD sales in 2004. Responding to claims that the improvement is due in part to reduced file sharing, Professor Geist notes that a more likely reason is that the industry is responding […]
Professor Geist’s regular Toronto Star (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) column focuses on a recent application for a new Canadian copyright tariff on ringtones. The application by copyright collective SOCAN has generated some surprising opposition, with the Canadian Recording Industry Association actively opposing the request for ten […]
The Canadian Privacy Commissioner has responded to the B.C. Commissioner’s call for comment on the implications of the Patriot Act on Canadian privacy. The Commissioner argues that if a foreign organization has a Canadian subsidiary that holds personal information about Canadians in Canada, an order by a foreign court cannot […]