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Copyright

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

Is Canada Ready for a P2P License?

Professor Geist's regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) examines the viability of blanket license for peer-to-peer file sharing in Canada. The column argues that Canada might provide an ideal testing ground for such an approach given the prior experience with collective licensing […]

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March 8, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns

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

Copyright Reform Roundtable

Professor Geist participated in a roundtable on copyright reform at the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Annual Meeting in Quebec city on November 10th. The panel featured several members of the House of Commons Standing Committee which recently held hearings on the issue. see: Will Copyright Treaty Benefit Canadians? also see: […]

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November 17, 2003 Comments are Disabled Conferences