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January 2006

Michael Geist

by bnation
Canada Research Chair in Internet & E-commerce Law, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law

November 2005

Canuck Librarian: CBC News: New surveillance bill introduced

by multilinko (via)
The federal government has introduced a bill to make it easier for police and CSIS to monitor private cellphone conversations and communication on the internet. The Modernization of Investigative Techniques Act, if passed, would require internet companies to give the police confidential information on their subscribers.

October 2005

Slashdot | Canadian Law Profs Counter CRIA Propaganda

by multilinko (via)
The Globe and Mail reports that Canadian law professors have countered the Canadian recording industry's misinformation campaign in a new 600-page book that is being made freely available under a creative commons license. Led by Professor Michael Geist, the book provides full coverage of the possibility of Canada adopting DMCA-like copyright laws.

September 2005

Sympatico / MSN Entertainment : Music : Music News : Record industry says Canada must follow Australia on tough file-sharing law

by multilinko (via)
TORONTO (CP) - The Canadian Recording Industry Association is calling on Ottawa to make sure Canada's copyright law is up to par after an Australian court ruled popular file-swapping network Kazaa was illegal. "The law that is currently on the books - that's enforced - is so antiquated that the net result has been, (that) despite all of our best efforts, Canada's become a piracy haven," association president Graham Henderson said in an interview Monday. "We have lobbied for years . . . to get those laws up to date so we're in line with everyone in the world - and I mean everyone else."

May 2005

Globetechnology: Appeals court opens door to music download suits

by multilinko (via)
Canadians who share music files on the Internet can now be sued by the record industry, but it will not be an easy process, according to legal experts. A Canadian Federal Court of Appeal's decision, released Thursday afternoon, upheld a ruling last year denying the recording industry's demand that Internet Service Providers be forced to reveal the identities of 29 people that the Canadian Recording Industry Association had identified as major downloaders. But the appeals decision is being interpreted as a win by both sides in the music download debate, since it left the door open to future suits when the judge indicated copyright law must still be respected.

April 2005

Jurispedia, the shared law. le droit partagé, das gemeinsame Recht, el derecho compatido,

by glebel & 2 others
JurisPedia ist ein aus einer universitären Initiative entstandenes Lexikon-Projekt, das sich den Rechtsordnungen der Welt und der Rechts- und Politikwissenschaften widmet. JurisPedia is an encyclopaedic project of academic initiative devoted to worldwide law, legal and political sciences. The project uses a wikispace to allow disparate contributers to define legal terms and concepts on an international multi-lingual scale. JurisPedia est un projet encyclopédique d’initiative universitaire consacré aux droits du monde et aux sciences juridiques et politiques. urispedia es un proyecto enciclopédico de origen universitario consagrado al Derecho existente en el mundo y a las ciencias jurídicas y políticas.

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