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Federal Court Denies CRIA Motion

Professor Geist comments on CNET and Canadian Press on the stunning Federal Court of Canada decision involving CRIA's request to compel ISPs to disclose the identities of their subscribers. The court denied the motion, ruling that CRIA failed to present the prima facie case needed to warrant disclosure. The court […]

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March 31, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

Canada’s Copyright Revolution

Professor Geist's regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) examines the recent Canadian Supreme Court LSUC v. CCH copyright decision. The column argues that the case instantly ranks as one of the strongest pro-user rights decisions from any high court in the world, […]

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March 22, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns

File Sharing Suits Head Back to Court

Professor Geist comments on the CRIA file sharing lawsuits, which head back to court on Friday. He notes that "it's a critical case because it lies at the intersection of so many interesting online issues, both copyright and privacy and the right to anonymity and responsibility of intermediaries, namely the […]

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March 12, 2004 Comments are Disabled News

Alternative Compensation System for Music Picks Up Steam

David Ticoll, the Globe and Mail technology columnist, picks up on the prospect for an alternative compensation system for online music. Ticoll cites Professor Geist's recent proposal for the legalization of peer-to-peer file sharing. see: A taxing proposal to solve the music download dilemma also see: Bangoura v. Washington Post

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March 11, 2004 2 comments News

Canada Still Awaits Anti-Spam Policy

Professor Geist comments in an Ottawa Citizen story on the state of anti-spam legislation in Canada, noting that better enforcement of existing laws are needed to make a dent in the spam problem. see: This Old Spam also see: Bangoura v. Washington Post

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March 9, 2004 Comments are Disabled News