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 […]
Dow Jones has announced that it has settled its defamation suit involving Joseph Gutnick. Professor Geist comments in an Associated Press story on the longterm effects of the case on Internet jurisdiction rules.
Professor Geist's weekly Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) features part two of an examination of Canadian cultural policy. The column argues that the current Canadian culture toolkit must be recast for the 21st century by adapting it to emerging technologies and to […]
Professor Geist comments on the legal issues that arise in the context of workplace computer use in this Calgary Sun feature. The article highlights the growing tension between privacy and employer concerns.
The Toronto Star reports that a courtroom feud between two local paper-shredding companies has triggered allegations that confidential customer records from Canada's major banks were mishandled or lost on their road to destruction. Professor Geist comments on the dangers associated with identity theft and the use of "dumpster diving" to […]