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Michael Geist

Citizen based in Ottawa, ON, Canada. Joined on Sep 11, 2009


Op-Ed: Why Canadians should participate in the SOPA/PIPA protest

Ottawa - Some of the Internet's leading websites, including Wikipedia, Reddit, Mozilla, WordPress, and BoingBoing, will go dark tomorrow to protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA). Here's why Canadians should care.

Op-Ed: Canada's long-awaited copyright reform plan flawed but flexible

In its new copyright bill, Bill C-32, the Canadian federal government has given in to American pressure and brought back rules that mirror those found in the United States.

Op-Ed: Secret Copyright Treaty Threat To Made-in-Canada Policy

While battling commercial counterfeiting would seem like a good idea, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agt process has been marked by unprecedented secrecy as well as leaks revealing that the treaty is really about copyright rather than counterfeiting.

Op-Ed: Canadian Internet Agency Should Give Out Domains, Not Door Prizes

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority, which administers the dot-ca domain name, held its AGM this week. As CIRA moves into its second decade, the promise of a leading Internet voice in Canada and an active, engaged membership is fading away.

Op-Ed: Privacy Law Emerges as Latest Canadian Export

The recent Canadian privacy case involving Facebook attracted international attention but the issue might never have been addressed but for a second, little-noticed privacy decision released two weeks later.

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