Dr. Michael Geist is a law professor at the University of Ottawa where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law. He is an syndicated columnist on technology law issues and writes a regular column for the Toronto Star and the Ottawa Citizen. Dr. Geist is the editor of From "Radical Extremism" to "Balanced Copyright": Canadian Copyright and the Digital Agenda (2010) and In the Public Interest: The Future of Canadian Copyright Law (2005), both published by Irwin Law. He edits several monthly technology law publications, and is the author of a popular blog on Internet and intellectual property law issues.
Dr. Geist serves on many boards, including the CANARIE Board of Directors, the Canadian Legal Information Institute Board of Directors, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s Expert Advisory Board, the Electronic Frontier Foundation Advisory Board, and on the Information Program Sub-Board of the Open Society Institute.
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Reporting beat: Technology law and policy
Personal website: michaelgeist.ca
Stories by Michael Geist
Punishing pirates a low priority for rights holders, who prefer to focus on supporting legitimate services, study finds.
Yay or nay? Often businesses don’t bother asking if you wish to share your online info.
Slow going national digitization plan leaves virtual shelves empty.
Not to mention the whole issue of trespassing. Play safe, kids.
Despite politicians' optimism, Canadian and European pact still faces enormous challenges.
Canadian regulator launches consultation on ISPs exempting certain content from data charges.
Downloaders should pay attention to this 'reverse class action' filed by a film company.
Ruling tips balance with injunction blocking disruptive technology with both legal and illegal uses.
Full airing of practices needed in wake of privacy breaches, metadata sharing.
Canada should look Down Under for a roadmap to balance innovation and intellectual property.
Despite reforms, law agencies, telecoms keep ducking transparency.
In fact, an alternate strategy to open up key Asian markets already exists.
First sign: rejecting Bell appeal of CRTC decision on broadband infrastructure.
Enough with the Netflix tax. Here's how to really shake up our culture.
Canadian content policies will soon go under the microscope. Who'll benefit?
Ongoing internet access hearing shows feds must step up.
Liberal bill responds to global movement to create and export accessible works.
Thousands of Canadians are still offline, owing to lack of access or affordability.
Grant request for Juno Awards sparked internal controversy.
But we're still a long way from replicating US's innovation environment.
American demands would likely trump our concerns about mega trade deal.
Decision largely affirms how education system has treated copying in the past.
Flying under public radar, basic cable packages open door to choice.
If law enforcement win right to security backdoor, everyone's privacy suffers.
Details of Ontario's $30 million program go unheard as BC pledges new money.
Ottawa and Toronto motions support CRTC decision on open access web.
Dark days for traditional newsmakers. But appetite for digital upstarts show journalism isn't dead.
Feds have promised wide consultation. Here's what should happen next.
Ontario decision orders companies to represent subscribers' interests.
Trade deal coupled with EU court decision could spell trouble for our laws.
City takes a different view than Toronto, Ottawa over future of broadband services.
Revamping Bill C-51, tackling his first big wireless fight... many tough calls await our PM.
The deals, bills and court cases that garnered headlines in 2015.
Trade deals bolster company patents, while consumers face rising costs.
How to forge a compromise that takes seriously the biggest Uber worries.
Documents suggest VPN overhaul, website blocking on gov't agenda.
New bill violates long-standing principle: 'Thou shall not block.'
Attacks may renew calls to go beyond Bill C-51 and restrict encryption technologies.
American-style copyright extension, digital lock rules may hamstring our innovation sector.
How circumventing a news paywall became an $11,470 infringement lawsuit.
At stake: are web companies cultural distributors? Should they pay broadcast contributions?
Digital policies took election backseat, but action expected early in Trudeau's term.
It would restrict governments from creating safeguards for your sensitive data.
But CBC refused, and that's not the only odd choice it made this campaign.
For starters: where do parties stand on universal web access?
Mom appealed and won eight-year court battle protecting internet freedom this week.
Here's why Canadians should press candidates about warrantless data access.
BC Supreme Court protects Vancouver Career College's ‘confusing' keyword ads.
While Duffy trial ruled the news, our upper house released several new documents.
Negotiators dropped patent and copyright demands but failed to garner agreement.
FOI docs reveal no penalties for uneven web providers.
With TPP and C-51, no shortage of questions not easily answered in a tweet.
What's their C-51 stance? Are they pro TPP? Good thing it's a long campaign.
CRTC decision lets upstarts like TekSavvy plug-in to cross-Canada networks.
Trade deal could slam Canadians with rising consumer, health care and education costs.
We've heard it before: internet upstart challenges power. Will consumers win?
Four ways Canada's new transparency rules fall short.
Province's plan gambles with the open Internet.
Why many Canadian channels may be headed for chopping block.
Fast-tracked omnibus bill raises constitutional issues.
Canadians watching US Netflix via private network aren't 'stealing.'
Details of the biggest negotiations on the planet still shrouded in secrecy.
The most important self-help step? Get into encryption.
A near million Canadians are still offline, as broadband policy lags.
CRTC could do far more to address Canada's competitiveness problem.
Major labels lobbied to block music start-ups from paying artists.
Buried in federal budget is a multimillion-dollar boon to recording companies.
Nova Scotia's decision to slash support sparks dramatic industry backlash.
Commissioner rules that 'opt-out' approach does not adequately protect user privacy.
Critics largely ignored in favour of Obama birthers, anti-immigration groups.
Canadian crackdown on spam messages begins, with action taken against three businesses.
CRTC decision includes safeguards against potential anti-competitive conduct.
And why virtually everyone in Canada's privacy community opposes it.
And why it was unlikely to succeed.
Audit yielded trove of inaccurate information, memo says.
No longer shielded by government, channels can now spark and flame out.
Telecom has far more extensive access to customer data than web companies.
Oversight won't fix anti-terrorism bill or growing internet surveillance.
On equal access to content Canada sets high standards.
Canadian government quietly consults on sales tax for digital products.
Canadian law frowns on downloading, but online streams have their own rules.
Conservatives have 'duty to protect the public:' NDP industry critic Peggy Nash.
New year offers these key chances to hit reset buttons on digital policies.
An alphabet of names and moments that made headlines in 2014.
Coming copyright laws could result in a torrent of user infringement notices.
Nevertheless, gov't still feels the need to legislate interception, docs show.
Wireless services, broadband, broadcast TV... why not regulate them together?
A truly open plan would release all the info to which the public is entitled, not only what the feds want us to see.
Car service reportedly coined the term 'God View' for its ability to follow users.
Ontario police and Conservative senator support mandatory identification reforms.
Privacy office finds RCMP keeps poor records on requests for Canadians' personal info.
Canada's past teaches knee-jerk responses rarely work.
Plan to fight innovation-stifling 'patent trolls' chilled after private consultation with companies.
Political attack ads may be noxious, but copyright isn't the right tool to stop them.
The Big Three keep waving off new measures to foster greater competition.
Threat of new regulation won't scare Internet giants into compliance.
Gov't docs raise disturbing questions about demands for subscriber info.
Does the service threaten Canadian content, as broadcasters say? Should it matter?
It all starts with streaming hockey games online.
US fearful that Canada's new laws would threaten intellectual property.
Man arrested after package he received was found to contain drugs.
Massive, controversial EU-Canada deal manages to do copyright right.
Case asks: Does anyone own a country's Internet top-level domain name?
NAFTA case hints how CETA's investor-state settlement scheme gouges taxpayers.
A campaign to stir up anger over Canadian rates misses a few notes.
Ruling strikes blow against warrantless disclosure of web and telecom subscriber info.
Regulator's 'future of television' review holds potential for total overhaul.
Because, as leaked documents show, there is something to hide.
Why new email marketing rules are causing chaos in your inbox.
But how far should a region or country's jurisdiction go?
In digital era, accessibility commitment a 'no-brainer.'
Two changes to the proposed Digital Privacy Act would bring data breach law in step with other nations.
Its response to widespread surveillance fears? A legislative 'meh.'
An open-source Netflix competitor? How CBC could revolutionize Canadian broadcast.
As people flock to remove Google search content, remember the downsides.
While Americans debate a two-tiered net, Canadians dodged the latest neutrality battle.
Five solutions to Canada's warrantless disclosure crisis.
After decades of industry shifts, regulators are reaching for the reset button.
Overhaul buried in budget implementation bill. Unconstitutional?
A law meant to stop online piracy may give companies the power to share subscriber information in secret, without a warrant.
While there's plenty to brag about, newly-minted Digital Canada 150 report misses the big picture.
Web and phone records disclosed to gov't tens of thousands of times a year with no oversight.
Don't be fooled by news it will relinquish control over domain names.
The web we want is in reach, but only if we govern it right.
If Canada's government can't muster faith in US cloud computing, why should you?
That is, according to the CRTC's vision. Is it time for regulator to get out of the picture?
And Canadian court just made it harder for unnecessary copyright suits to launch.
Several new digital policies found in latest budget.
Desperate to compete, CanCon producers demand new regulation of Internet giants.
Big Telecoms enjoy too much market power, competition bureau finds.
Canadian companies remain secretive about what is shared with law, intelligence agencies.
The king of search goes under the legal microscope.
Guard your wallet as spectre of metered usage rises from the dead.
Judge finds CSIS, CSEC misled court in order to obtain surveillance warrants.
In a wireless, webbed Canada in media flux, some 2014 issues bound to affect you.
The ABCs of tech law and policy for 2013, and how they affect you.
Broadcasters still beholden to US programming due to 40-year-old policy.
How a new law will give Canadians greater control over their inboxes.
No efforts to streamline or lower costs of online services since 2005, finds auditor general.
Spiked after a privacy uproar in 2012, they resurface in new bill.
Text reveals threats to Canadian web access, expansive border seizures and pricier health care.
Lobbyists push to amend safeguards designed to limit wrongful seizures.
Stats show just one-quarter of lower-income residents use the wireless web.
Privacy commissioner launches an investigation to find out.
Shift reflects the notion that taxpayer-supported findings should be free for the public.
Companies like RBC, Aeroplan use aggressive new tactics to understand customer habits.
New service provider code of conduct would spur a more proactive front against malicious software.
Contract to bring 60 million Canadian docs online includes potential paywall, exclusivity rights.
Speech from the throne offers a chance to set things right, starting with wireless pricing.
Officials may have aided NSA effort to create a 'backdoor' to protected info.
Regulator asks wireless companies to reveal more about how they profit from your out-of-town cell use.
Students, profs will have access to more material under 'fair use' guidelines.
Rogers, Bell customers are subject to U.S. surveillance, but regulators keep to the sidelines.
US surveillance revelations highlight risks of and regulation questions about storing info online.
Is there hope for Sun News Network? Regulator's ruling hints at a new path.
Foreign competition wouldn't mean a 'bloodbath' as telecom giants claim, but better rates for consumers.
With NSA revelations, who will the global Internet community trust to lead them?
New industry minister has a shot at creating a competitive, privacy-respecting, less spammy Canada.
Canada leads landmark treaty that improves access to copyrighted electronic works.
It's possible, as Canada and US inch towards a shared communications market.
From squashing surveillance laws to net neutrality, several triumphs dot the policy landscape.
Long-awaited regulations still mired in delays and government dithering.
Why today's legal protections are too puny to protect your privacy.
And a UN treaty to fix that could be undermined by lobbyists.
New caps on cell phone contracts are a win, but competition still lags.
Failure to invest in research and development is breeding an economic crisis.
Time for the feds to fix it.
The online video service is a boon to consumers and creators both.
Everyone else excluded by two-tier status secretly established by feds.
Thousands of government breaches point to need for reform.
That's the new theme from CRTC chair Blais. Is he serious?
Divided over competitiveness, industry's association falls apart.
Nation's broadband failure lies in both access and adoption.
Are you liable? Quebec court says no to Ebay's online contract.
Government makes up support for provisions found in two major proposed trade deals.
It's no time to declare victory in fight for wireless competition.
Bill C-56 seems natural to support on surface but hides dangerous measures.
How Internet crowdfunding is changing the way movies are funded.
Internet surveillance law is dead but not Canada's telecom transparency gap.
When in custody, now you are entitled to much more than one phone call.
Business groups wage extraordinary campaign to keep clogging your inbox.
Canada still lags; CRTC should be bolder with consumer protection code.
CRTC to consider new rules that could make 'niche channels' mandatory.
Digital rights advocate's death places spotlight on more open access to info.
Harper gov't caves to lobbying pressure by watering down anti-spam law.
Courts adopt aggressive approach in cross-border Internet jurisdiction cases.
Key monthly moments ahead for tech law and policy, via my crystal ball.
An alphabet of key moments for digitial media in 2012.
Harper's gov't promised to create one but never did. So here's a tax-free gift.
Secrecy the standard as Canada enters Pacific treaty talks.
Lucky for you, downloaders, there are caps on the damages you're liable to pay.
At UN meeting, companies to discuss controversial changes to how we pay for the Internet.
Viagra judgment serves stunning reminder of the patent 'bargain.'
Good news: a range of user-oriented provisions legalizing common activities.
While gains remain to be made, rising public interest in web regulation should be celebrated.
A little, but not completely, shows a recent top court ruling.
With consumer-oriented shift, CRTC invites public to create telecom code of conduct.
Digital poobahs are poised to approve hundreds of new dot-whatevers. But a fight is brewing.
Canadian government's strangely haphazard demands that social media be censored.
One in four top sites leak personal data. Expose the culprits, privacy commissioner.
Lobby wants Canada to crackdown on infringers as part of TPP.
While world makes ambitious plans for next decade, Canada lags behind.
The days of emphasizing Canadian content are over, as commission reveals new priorities.
Time to put some substance into the Harper government's 'Penske File.'
How to work against media convergence if the Bell-Astral mega-deal is approved.
Likely Public Safety shuffle offers chance to correct Tory government's big blunder.
Gov't quiet on Europe's reform push in trade talks.
Bell Media, one of four media giants dominating Canada, has huge designs on Quebec.
Era of feds charging Big Media to pay for diversity experiments appears over.
Five rulings, relevant to gamers and educators, aim to balance user and creator rights.
Documents reveal plans to weave unpopular intellectual property treaty provisions into CETA.
Federal Court ruling clarifies legal risk around sharing information online.
It's more about changing farm sector regs here than opening up markets.
How staking out extensions like dot-NFL and dot-Gucci might foster web innovation.
Challenge to US domain dominance shows need to retool web governance.
Massively grabbing data on you and me, social media firms fail to self-regulate. Four action items.
Bill C-11 likely to pass soon, but questions about what got left out linger.
How Canada's telecom companies secretly supported Internet surveillance legislation.
It's just not evenly distributed. Canada needs to wake up to competition.
Media merger payouts are huge. Are we putting them to the best use?
Planned changes to board election process of Canada's dot-ca registrar weakens members' role.
Why AUCC signed the priciest copyright insurance policy in Canadian history.
Omitted from the budget, a 17-year initiative providing Internet to the disadvantaged gets unplugged.
Case allows broadcasters to keep resisting giving consumers real choice.
Cyberattack at NDP leadership convention highlights risks of web balloting.
Direction of Canada's digital future will be written in the fine print.
Newly-announced 'go-safe' approach misses a chance to shake up the market.
New site blocking powers? iPod tax? Various lobbying fronts make their final appeals to government.
How US Internet 'superjurisdiction' led to the shut down of Bodog.com.
Bill could trigger massive web rehaul to enhance surveillance, encourage sale of spy tech to gov't.
Searching for compromise amid the Internet snooping cacophony.
Hear hear, commission, for standing up to bully telecoms in defense of net neutrality.
Media industry lobbyists push for Bill C-11 to increasingly resemble besieged US net piracy bill.
Industry Minister to reveal terms of selling off highly valuable spectrum in near future.
Digital blackout protest clearly upset SOPA laws, but don't cry victory just yet.
A surprising link between new web address extensions and the future of Internet rule.
Why a recent Supreme Court decision may spur challenges to e-privacy laws.
Using my latest crystal ball app, here's what I see happening in 2012.
'Twas a lively 12 months of copyright battles, CRTC controversies, and lawful access debates.
Feds say bill requiring ISPs to release customer info will help fight web crime. Others cry foul.
Canada's top court to review five 'highly contested' copyright concerns in coming days.
Compared to peers, our digital policy is about as advanced as dial-up. Why not upgrade?
Major ISPs can't slam smaller providers with usage-based price scheme, rules CRTC.
Proposed, 'aggressive' US laws to halt web piracy could affect Canadian sites, too.
Complaints mount against Canada's big ISPs, testing resolve of enforcers.
Canada’s anti-spam law languishes in limbo as lobby groups seek new exceptions.
In ruling on defamation risk when hyperlinking, judges favour free speech.
Officials tout value of open government, but Canada's data and info website has been virtually abandoned.
Consumers' persectives ignored as regulator wrings hands on behalf of broadcasters.
Why? Mainly to satisfying US pressure, not Canadian public opinion.
Public debate on lawful access misses real dangers to what Conservatives want.
Why lawsuit against 'Hurt Locker' file sharers could hurt everyone.
Yet so far digital issues are largely missing from Ontario's election campaign.
Former minister offered to violate secrecy, leak copyright bill draft in advance.
But will Canadians miss them? And more questions as switchover deadline arrives.
RIM's woes are partially a product of Canadian telecom policy.
Why Bell pulled in Jim Prentice and Telus nabbed Stockwell Day.
It worked for mentos.ca. Now, more ways to fight for your trademarked site.
Ontario court grapples with legalities of anonymous postings on the Net.
Canadian universities switch to tech savvy online alternatives.
CRTC right to be wary of Big Telecom claims about congestion on the net.
Two years after CRTC's high profile hearings, the worst predictions have proven true.
Regulators don't seem to understand the key to fixing the system: competition.
Regulator makes it hard for consumer groups to weigh in on issues related to online video.
A UN report says so, and Canada looks better than many other countries.
Exciting new way to access tunes? Not here.
Ed Fast, Canada's new minister of trade, has a hot file on generic drugs.
'Mandate letters' the PM should send his cabinet members in the digital era.
No-charge streaming over the Net threatens satellite and cable TV models.
Proposed, unvetted 'lawful access' bills raise red flags for privacy.
Tory majority gives Ottawa a crack at breaking the tech-law logjam.
Millions of Canadians awaken to risks from undisclosed tracking and security breaches.
Tories focus on security. Grits on culture and connectivity. NDP would ban usage-based billing.
Conservatives' copyright plans create hidden cost for Research in Motion's new tablet.
What's personal information and what's not?
You don't have to love college basketball to see the Net is opening new channels, profit possibilities.
This is your chance to ask candidates about key digital issues. Here are ten.
Few copyright pirates are gangsters. The market, not the law, is to blame, says report.
Who makes new 'dots' as US threatens independence of non-profit that creates domains?
Think Canadian owners assure protection of our culture? Think again.
$2 billion in funding for open education materials is a game changer.
It's the so far obscure question of how to use the 700 MHz band. Five questions, actually.
Canadian recording industry files massive lawsuit against file swapping site, proving our laws are tough.
Doing that will take more than a CRTC reversal on net metering.
US regulators fret about competition a lot more than our CRTC. Check the BCE-CTVglobemedia hearings.
Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart lays out her get strong, get tough agenda.
Feds passing up chance to preserve, share nation's cultural heritage.
Supreme Court to play lead role in tech law in 2011.
An alphabet of historic moments for Canada's digital world during 2010.
No longer will technology be treated as just a complement, rather than replacement, for traditional educational materials.
First the cable giant fought Net regulation. Now it wants more. What changed? Its business plan.
Shifting from one cloud provider to another is a breeze, as we saw when Amazon booted Wikileaks.
Canadian courts set high bar for privacy damage awards.
Separating facts from fiction ahead of government hearings on Bill C-32.
Three bills would mandate new spyware to scoop your info with no court oversight, and broaden police powers to snoop.
Big three carriers still control the scene, which means higher prices and limited choice for consumers.
Younger people online are more willing to share info. Must they give up safeguards?
A wide divide over foreign ownership, and how feds deal with new digital reality.
Social media's 'weak ties' should not be underestimated.
Counterfeiting treaty conclusion leaves flexibility for made-in-Canada approach.
Three reasons why US Net services are slow to migrate north.
That's what some call the US attempt to use domain names to regulate the Net.
As is Shaw's Canwest purchase. Both bet on building 'walled gardens' that haven't worked.
Teachers and students are pushing back against rising fees for course packs.
Three key competition concerns driving CRTC Internet provider policy.
Courts ponder where it's right to try suits, given Web is global.
But court ruling also shows copyright fair dealing fears greatly exaggerated.
Most don't. Yet phone and cable companies want its power cut.
US permission to pick digital locks on DVDs, smartphones, e-books leaves Canadians locked out.
Feds ignore US aid example, refuse help for transition.
Parma ham, by any other name, would smell sweet to EU trade negotiators
Federal ruling deals blow to funding by taxing Internet providers.
The digital marketplace rewards businesses who do it, and don't expect politicians to change that.
India, China, Brazil place Canada between a rock and the United States.
Finally, in July, you can buy one and not be tied to a specific wireless carrier.
It means opened government, academia, investment and more.
Canada's long-awaited copyright reform plan is flawed but fixable.
BC Court backs Vancouver Career College's aggressive buying of ad keywords.
You'd want to know. But new bill won't make hacked firms announce when they've failed to protect your data.
Digital locks will make it hard to copy your CDs and DVDs. And what about snooping Internet providers?
The feds have finally made the digital economy a priority, but we need real leadership to overcome a decade of policy neglect.
Keelhaul those lobbyists saying we're soft on copyright infringement! It's not true.
Regulator won't let audience decide if Quebec needs a new TV music station. Emerging artists lose.
But the Google Buzz slam by 10 governments may signal a new day of global privacy protection.
Most federal departments fail to provide transparency, but open data sites offer hope.
A leaked draft of the anti-counterfeiting agreement confirms fears about what it could mean for Internet freedom.
Court will decide if spied-on customer can demand info from State Farm.
CRTC defends 'industry to detriment of consumers who remain powerless': dissenting commissioner.
NDP MP Charlie Angus shakes up the Canadian copyright landscape.
Online bookseller restrictions are about limiting competition, not enhancing culture.
It seems like a boon to democracy, until you examine the dangers.
Parliamentary restart offers opportunity to prioritize digital agenda.
Biggies like Microsoft and Google are fine with it, but not US government.
Canadian Internet service providers fall short on net neutrality rules, testing CRTC's patience.
Ontario court says consumers can't click away class action rights.
The National Film Board's super-accessible Screening Room hosted 3.7 million film views in its first year.
Secret summit to focus on how to punish suspected copyright violators, even if proof is lacking.
Critics misjudged the power of digital advocacy as anti-proroguing backlash grew.
Did shutting down activists' fake website lead to another hoax?
Ten players who will shape Canadian tech law and policy in 2010.
An A to Z review of very active year of tech law and policy.
Leaked draft of intellectual property deal targets entire Canadian economy.
Compared to US and others, our government drags its feet on open data initiatives.
Late jazz great Chet Baker at centre of massive copyright infringement case.
Legislative proposals signal new policing requirements for Internet providers.
It's not just about adding new cable fees to help their profits. They also want to block US signals.
Upstart Wind Mobile wants to compete with the Big Three. But foreign investment rules might stop it. Is that old-fashioned?
Why don't they want us to know about the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement?
What's that about? Welcome to the 'fee for carriage' fight, and how to solve it.
Some people are reading the CRTC report that way. Not so fast.
It seems a no-brainer. Let the public see the research they pay for.
Thousands complain about telemarketing by wireless and banking giants, but CRTC is toothless.
Who knew? In Ottawa, the anti-spam bill is down to the wire.
Do they really need a law giving them access to your Internet profile?
Agency that oversees Canada's country code has shirked its public mission.
Facebook ruling will affect 250 million users, but there's more.
Did someone hit delete on Canada's digital national library?
How telco lobbyists stopped a tool to help you save cell phone money.
An OECD report says we are expensive. But we have other hurdles, too.
Designing one to last is Minister Clement's core concern.
Titans square off in court over Internet service provider claims.
Digital 'crowdsourcing' and other promising civic experiments.
Amazon reached into some people's devices and erased books.
Four ways Ottawa might regulate the controversial practice.
Over the air broadcast is over. Feds ok new cable and satellite fees. An era ends.
At hearings, big telecom, cable firms fight creator, consumer groups.
Bolder, more inclusive digital future embraced by ministers.
This is the future of the Canadian Internet if a trio of recent events are any indication.
Canada badly needs a digital action plan. How to build it.
And why that Wild West myth deserves some vigilante justice.
Our high-speed Internet is pricey and pokey, global report says.
Should Amazon be able to patent 'one-click' shopping?
At last, Ottawa is primed to pass a law with serious teeth.
Battle over anti-counterfeiting agreement heats up.
Songwriters' bid to legalize file sharing gets a rewrite.
Decisions OK giving personal info to police without warrants.
Claims unfair restrictions mar Canada's wireless industry.
CRTC's online content hearings need to get serious about our future.
Digital TV transition clears the way to 'WiFi on steroids.'
US is two years ahead on switch over. How that hurts Canadians.
US bullied us into an ill-founded trade complaint. Now we look silly.
How a good idea to protect your privacy was bungled.
And why our laws need to catch up.
Flaherty budget needs to broadly define 'infrastructure projects.'
Industry backs down on its digital crack down.
A guess at when and how big digital decisions will go down in 2009.
Two visions for Internet weighed by CRTC.
Longer indie films seek big audiences on the Web.
Tough laws are proven to trim the flood of e-junk. We opt to be lawless.
Industry urging feds to follow Washington's lead.
The push to make service providers police content.
Privacy watchdog fears new copyright regs.
World embraces 'Open Courseware' but only Capilano College joins.
Eight tech law issues to watch in 2008.
The ABCs of a 'rarely dull' year in tech law.
Citizens use social media to create social change.
It's an open source future.
Canadians deserve a wide open wireless market.
Why BC firm gave clients' 'hushmail' to US cops.
All I want for Christmas is a legal TiVo.
Canada's info strategy trails US and others.
More control for broadcasters, less for Canadians.
Global library of musical scores caught in copyright limbo.
Will outsource phone privacy protection to telecoms.
Misguided industry pressing PM to nail music copiers.
Big providers want to force a 'two tier' Net.
Laws can't keep pace with digital advances.
Feds should end free ride for Canada's Big Media.
RCMP's dire data is fatally flawed.
Feds' new health research policy a win for 'open access.'
Why can't Canadians switch our devices to other carriers?
Canadian Heritage must face up to new digital reality.
Hint: Deregulation isn't the silver bullet.
The world's new 'walled gardens' online.
Unpopular new ruling reveals flaws in current copyright system.
Top court Dell decision sets standards for online contracts.
Mobile internet is powerful, but we're losing the race.
Job one for new CRTC chief: ensure 'net neutrality.'
2010 Olympics may test limits of corporate control, free speech.
CRTC: Your call for a 'Do-not-call' registry is important to us, really.