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23 Sep 2022, 5:45 am by Michael Geist
The post Why the Online News Act is a Bad Solution to a Real Problem, Part Four: Undermining Canadian Copyright Law and International Copyright Treaty Obligations appeared first on Michael Geist. [read post]
22 Sep 2022, 6:53 am by Michael Geist
  The post Why the Online News Act is a Bad Solution to a Real Problem, Part Three: Unprecedented Government Intervention into a Sector Where Independence is Essential appeared first on Michael Geist. [read post]
21 Sep 2022, 7:31 am by Michael Geist
  The post Why the Online News Act is a Bad Solution to a Real Problem, Part Two: Encouraging Clickbait and Low Quality Journalism With No “News Content” Standards appeared first on Michael Geist. [read post]
20 Sep 2022, 7:00 am by Michael Geist
Since its introduction in early April, the Online News Act (Bill C-18) has flown below the public’s radar screen. [read post]
16 Sep 2022, 5:40 am by Michael Geist
The post The Bill C-11 Hearings Are Back, Part Four: The Risks of a Trade Challenge and Tariff Retaliation appeared first on Michael Geist. [read post]
15 Sep 2022, 5:13 am by Michael Geist
The post The Bill C-11 Hearings Are Back, Part Three: The Risks of Higher Consumer Costs, Less Competition, and Little New Money for Film Production appeared first on Michael Geist. [read post]
13 Sep 2022, 7:07 am by Michael Geist
The post The Bill C-11 Hearings Are Back, Part Two: The Risks to Canadian Creators appeared first on Michael Geist. [read post]
12 Sep 2022, 5:50 am by Michael Geist
The post The Bill C-11 Hearings Are Back, Part One: The Risks of Regulating User Content appeared first on Michael Geist. [read post]
30 Aug 2022, 6:00 am by Michael Geist
The post Silent No More: Liberal MP Anthony Housefather Calls on All 338 MPs to Speak Out on Anti-Semitism and Ensuring No Government Funding for Anti-Semite appeared first on Michael Geist. [read post]
29 Aug 2022, 5:15 am by Michael Geist
The post A Failure of Responsibility: My Reflections on Canadian Heritage Funding an Anti-Semite and Being Wrongly Called Racist by a Sitting MP appeared first on Michael Geist. [read post]
15 Aug 2022, 5:55 am by Michael Geist
Show Notes: Bill C-27 Credits: CPAC, Federal Ministers Outline Government’s New Privacy Legislation The post The Law Bytes Podcast, Episode 139: Florian Martin-Bariteau on the Artificial Intelligence and Data Act appeared first on Michael Geist. [read post]
8 Aug 2022, 5:55 am by Michael Geist
Credits: CBC News: The National, Rogers CEO Grilled About Network Outage The post The Law Bytes Podcast, Episode 138: John Lawford on the Legal, Regulatory and Policy Responses to the Rogers Outage appeared first on Michael Geist. [read post]
1 Aug 2022, 4:25 pm by Michel-Adrien
In the most recent LawBytes podcast, University of Ottawa law professor Michael Geist talks with his colleague Jeremy de Beer about the July 15, 2022 Supreme Court of Canada decision Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada v. [read post]
25 Jul 2022, 5:58 am by Michael Geist
ESA, the Supreme Court’s Latest Endorsement of Copyright Balance and Technological Neutrality appeared first on Michael Geist. [read post]
25 Jul 2022, 1:54 am by INFORRM
The Michael Geist blog avers that the judgment can be read on at least four levels: (1) as a repudiation of SOCAN’s effort to establish a new, additional royalty for the “making available” of music; (2) as a confirmation of the importance of technological neutrality and copyright balance; (3) as an example of the flexibility associated with implementing the WIPO Internet treaties, and (4) as the undeniable entrenchment of Canadian copyright jurisprudence that now… [read post]
20 Jul 2022, 6:43 am by Michael Geist
For much of the past two decades, copyright groups have steadfastly sought to deny what the Supreme Court of Canada has repeatedly endorsed, namely that the purpose of Canadian copyright law is to serve the public interest by balancing users’ and authors’ rights. [read post]