Professor Geist’s weekly Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) assesses the current battle over Internet pharmacies. The column argues that the Canadian and U.S. governments, supported by PhARMA, have relied on a series of demonstrably false premises to stir fear among the Canadian […]
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The issue of Internet regulation has long been tied to the question of Internet service-provider liability. As the gateways to the Internet, ISPs were quickly identified as a potential "choke point" in the system that could effectively be used to regulate Internet activity.
When governments began to stake out their Internet policy positions in the mid-1990s, there was general agreement among countries such as Canada, the United States, Australia, as well as the European Union, on the wisdom of adopting a self-regulatory approach led by the private sector.