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What Do You Want the Internet To Be?

My weekly Law Bytes column (homepage version) highlights several potential Canadian policies that may create a very different Internet. They include ubiquitous network surveillance through the lawful access initiative, ISPs that engage in packet preferencing as in the two cases last week involving Vonage and Telkom Kenya, a new extended license that would require schools to pay millions of dollars for content that is currently freely available on the Internet, and rules that make it far easier to remove an allegedly infringing song than to remove dangerous child pornography. It concludes by riffing on an old Nortel ad campaign by asking whether this is really what we want the Internet to be?

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March 7, 2005 Comments are Disabled Columns

CRIA Calls For Notice and Termination Framework

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 […]

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August 9, 2004 Comments are Disabled Columns

Panelist, From Wireless to IPod, Alternative Compensations on the New Pipelines

Canadian Music Week 2004 link

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March 5, 2004 Comments are Disabled Conferences

CRIA Suits Raise ISP Concerns

In the wake of CRIA's reported plans to file suits against individual file sharers, the question of identifying the P2P users has moved to the fore. Professor Geist comments in a National Post piece on the likely response of Canada's ISPs. see: Web Firms To Name Pirates also see: True […]

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December 17, 2003 Comments are Disabled News

Internet ‘Choke Points’ Put the Squeeze on Content

link to html archive

Last week an Ontario court issued a landmark judgment involving the domain name Effectively, it overruled a domain name dispute resolution decision that had called for the transfer of the domain from the original registrant to Molson Breweries.

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July 11, 2002 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive