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Revisiting Site Finder Issues

With recent reports that VeriSign is considering a relaunch of the Site Finder service, Professor Geist comments in the National Post on the service and its implications. see: Firms Must Be Sensitive To Privacy Issues also see: True Extent of Music Piracy Unknown

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December 15, 2003 Comments are Disabled News

More on the Private Copying Decision

Professor Geist provides additional commentary to the Toronto Star and Ottawa Citizen on the Copyright Board's private copying decision, focusing on the decision to keep tariffs static for blank CDs as well as the impact on peer-to-peer file sharing. see: MP3 Players Hit With New Tax also see: True Extent […]

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December 13, 2003 Comments are Disabled News

Copyright Board Issues Private Copying Decision

Canada's Copyright Board issued its private copying decision earlier today. Professor Geist comments in this CNET article on the peer-to-peer elements of the decision in which the Board ruled that the private copying exemption covers downloading on P2P networks under certain circumstances. 

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December 12, 2003 Comments are Disabled News

Copyright Board to Issue Private Copying Decision

Professor Geist comments on news that the Canadian Copyright Board will issue its decision on the levy on blank media as part of the private copying exemption later this week. Professor Geist notes that however the Board seeks to strike the balance, all stakeholders are likely to be unhappy. see: […]

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December 11, 2003 Comments are Disabled News

B.C. Commissioner Vows To Name Names

British Columbia’s privacy commissioner has indicated that he plans to issue full decisions that include the names of the parties involved in privacy complaints once that province’s law takes effect next month. David Loukelis says that organizations do not generally have a legitimate interest in remaining anonymous. see: Speech also […]

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December 8, 2003 Comments are Disabled News