The McGill Turnitin.com controversy heads down under as the Australian media picks up on the story. Professor Geist is quoted commenting on the associated copyright implications. see: Ethical Query in Online Check also see: Canadian Privacy Law Review Information
Professor Geist's regular Toronto Star Law Bytes columns (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) focuses on the growing importance of trade agreements to the formulation of copyright policy. The column notes that the U.S. has begun to export its copyright policy through a push for stronger copyright protections […]
McGill Student Challenges Anti-Plagiarism Requirement
Professor Geist comments in the Ottawa Citizen on a McGill student's challenge to a university requirement that all papers be submitted to turnitin.com, which then adds the paper to its growing database. see: McGill Student Launches Challenge to Controversial Anti-Plagiarism Rules also see: Canadian Privacy Law Review Information
Addressing the Urban Legend of P2P File Sharing
The Ottawa Citizen features a story that it addresses "the Internet urban legend" that Canadians can file share on the Internet without fear of a lawsuit. Professor Geist is quoted extensively in unpacking the current state of Canadian copyright law. see: Downloads also see: Knight v. Hutchinson decision here
The Growing Conflict Between IP and Privacy Rights
Professor Geist's regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) examines the growing tension between privacy and intellectual property rights. The column assesses two recent examples — RIAA subpoenas against alleged file sharers and the brewing dispute over the reliability of WHOIS information.