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14 Sep 2021, 5:34 pm by Michel-Adrien
In his 100th LawBytes podcast, University of Ottawa law professor Michael Geist talks to Osgoode Hall Law School Professor David Vaver about the history of copyright in Canada:"The recipient of the Order of Canada, Professor Vaver provided the scholarly grounding for the emergence of user rights in copyright in Canada and around the world. [read post]
13 Sep 2021, 6:02 am by Michael Geist
The post The Law Bytes Podcast, Episode 100: David Vaver With a Masterclass on Copyright and User Rights appeared first on Michael Geist. [read post]
2 Sep 2021, 6:12 am by Michael Geist
The post The Liberal Election Platform: Government Picks Internet Regulation Over Internet Affordability appeared first on Michael Geist. [read post]
25 Aug 2021, 4:00 am by Martin Kratz
The Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency (Access Copyright) is a copyright collective meaning that it manages certain rights on behalf of copyright holders. [read post]
23 Aug 2021, 6:05 am by Michael Geist
Show Notes: Canadian Heritage, Technical Paper on Online Harms Credits: Canada 2020, Democracy in the Digital Age: Addressing Online Harms The post The Law Bytes Podcast, Episode 99: “They Just Seemed Not to Listen to Any of Us” – Cynthia Khoo on the Canadian Government’s Online Harms Consultation appeared first on Michael Geist. [read post]
17 Aug 2021, 5:50 am by Michael Geist
The post The Conservative Election Platform: Freedom of Expression Commitment Tainted By Support for Payments for Links, Restrictions on Fair Dealing appeared first on Michael Geist. [read post]
10 Aug 2021, 1:44 pm by Corynne McSherry
Professor Michael Geist, who has been doing crucial work covering this and other bad internet proposals coming out of Canada, notes that the government has shown little interest in hearing what Canadians think of the plans. [read post]
9 Aug 2021, 6:02 am by Michael Geist
Show Notes: PIAC Letter to the CRTC Re: Low Cost Wireless Plans Credits: CBC News, CRTC Examines Wireless Costs, Options The post The Law Bytes Podcast, Episode 97: John Lawford on Why the CRTC Should Take Action on Inadequate Low-Cost Wireless Plans appeared first on Michael Geist. [read post]
5 Aug 2021, 6:59 am by Michael Geist
The post Same Old Spin: Why Access Copyright Needs a Reality Check on Canadian Copyright appeared first on Michael Geist. [read post]
3 Aug 2021, 2:22 pm by Howard Knopf
  “Veni, vidi, vici”: Julius Caesar, 47 BC The more than ten-year-old effort by Access Copyright (“AC”) to impose a “mandatory tariff” through the Copyright Board on Canadian educational institutions is over in a quick, decisive, and devastating unanimous judgment from Justice Rosalie Abellaof the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”). 85 years of legislative policy and SCC jurisprudence are re-affirmed, vindicated, and continued. [read post]
3 Aug 2021, 6:28 am by Michael Geist
The Supreme Court of Canada brought a lengthy legal battle between Access Copyright and York University to an end last week, issuing a unanimous verdict written by retiring Justice Rosalie Abella that resoundingly rejected the copyright collective’s claims that its tariff is mandatory, finding that it had no standing to file a lawsuit for copyright infringement on behalf of its members, and concluding that a lower court fair dealing analysis that favoured Access Copyright was tainted with… [read post]
30 Jul 2021, 5:30 am by Michael Geist
The post Picking Up Where Bill C-10 Left Off: The Canadian Government’s Non-Consultation on Online Harms Legislation appeared first on Michael Geist. [read post]
26 Jul 2021, 6:12 am by Michael Geist
With Minister Steven Guilbeault The post The Law Bytes Podcast, Episode 96: More Harm Than Good – My Appearance Before the Senate Transport Committee on a Copyright Bill to Support Media Organizations appeared first on Michael Geist. [read post]
19 Jul 2021, 6:03 am by Michael Geist
Show Notes: Federal Court of Canada Reference decision Credits: Your Morning, Canadians Could Soon Have the Right to be Forgotten The post The Law Bytes Podcast, Episode 95: Mark Phillips on the Federal Court of Canada’s Right to be Forgotten Ruling appeared first on Michael Geist. [read post]
6 Jul 2021, 6:55 am by Michael Geist
The post Reviving Bill C-10: CRTC Re-Opens Data Gathering Plans To Require Disclosures from Internet Streaming Services appeared first on Michael Geist. [read post]
29 Jun 2021, 6:26 am by Michael Geist
The post The CRTC “Will Be Picking Winners and Losers”: A Report on Day Two of the Senate Bill C-10 Debate appeared first on Michael Geist. [read post]
29 Jun 2021, 6:26 am by Michael Geist
The post The CRTC “Will Be Picking Winners and Losers”: A Report on Day Two of the Senate Bill C-10 Debate appeared first on Michael Geist. [read post]