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Copyright

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

Copyright Plenary, Canadian Broadcasters Association 2003 Convention

Quebec City, QC link

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November 10, 2003 Comments are Disabled Conferences

Canada’s Last Mover Advantage

Professor Geist's regular Toronto Star Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, HTML backup article, homepage version) examines the issue of Canadian ratification of the WIPO Internet treaties in light of a recent parliamentary committee's demand for ratification within months. The column argues that Canada enjoys a last mover advantage by […]

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November 3, 2003 Comments are Disabled Columns