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The Law Bytes Podcast, Episode 192: Kate Robertson on the Privacy, Expression and Affordability Risks in Bill C-26

Bill C-26, alternately described as a cyber-security, critical infrastructure or telecom bill, remains largely below the radar screen despite its serious implications for privacy, expression, and affordable network access. The bill is currently being studied at a House of Commons committee that seems more interested in partisan political gamesmanship rather than substantive hearings. Kate Robertson is lawyer and senior research associate at the Citizen Lab in the Munk School at the University of Toronto who is a former criminal counsel and the co-author of one of the most extensive Bill C-26 committee submissions. She appeared last week at the committee studying the bill, but with limited opportunity to engage on the issues, she joins the Law Bytes podcast to talk about the bill, the concerns it raises, and some of the potential fixes.

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February 12, 2024 2 comments Podcasts

Access Copyright and Robertson Case

Christopher Moore examines the second Robertson copyright class action settlement and the virtual absence of Access Copyright from the proceedings. Moore concludes “Access Copyright cannot ever defend creators’ copyrights against publishers who seek to abuse them. Its very structure forbids it.”

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June 28, 2011 Comments are Disabled News

Globe and Robertson Settle Copyright Class Action

The Globe and Mail and Heather Robertson have settled their 13 year old fight over the rights of freelance writers and the use of their work in electronic databases.  The case went to the Supreme Court of Canada, where a divided court ruled in favour of Robertson.  The case has […]

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May 5, 2009 1 comment News

Robertson Reflections

Osgoode Hall prof Pina D'Agostino posts on the SCC's Robertson v. Thomson decision.  Limits on contractual contracting is an issue I touched on during the 30 Days of DRM.  It was also raised by a Senate report on Canadian media, though Canadian Heritage Minister Bev Oda rejected a recommendation to […]

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January 22, 2007 Comments are Disabled News

CBC Q&A on Copyright

The CBC has posted a brief (and somewhat incoherent) interview I did on copyright in the wake of the SCC's Robertson decision.

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October 24, 2006 Comments are Disabled News