Professor Geist’s regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) examines this week’s Canadian hearings into VoIP regulation. The column contrasts the approach of the content industries to peer-to-peer with that of the telecommunications sector noting that one perceives P2P as the worst of […]
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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 […]
Professor Geist's regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) focuses on the Canadian Recording Industry Association's call for what amounts to a notice and termination approach to removing allegedly copyright infringing material. CRIA's counsel told a parliamentary committee that once an ISP receives […]
CBC and CTV, two of Canada’s leading television networks, both provide prominent coverage of the federal court decision involving file sharing. Professor Geist comments in both stories. see: CBC – Online Music File Sharing Legal: Judge also see: CTV – Music Industry Loses in Downloading Case
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 […]