We’re closing out Season 7 with a conversation about internet law, featuring Michael Geist, one of the leading thinkers on technology law and policy.
Topics: Bill C-10 and Internet regulation; proposals to combat online harm; site-blocking orders; and more.
Full Episode (55:55) Download
⚫ What is the controversy around Bill C-10 illustrating about how speech regulation works on the Internet? (8:43)
⚫ What are the practical and legal considerations for removing harmful content on digital platforms? (18:32)
⚫What are the impacts of the first-ever website-blocking order by a Canadian court? (28:34)
⚫ Our Ask-Me-Anything segment, featuring questions submitted by patrons of the Lawyered community (37:39)
🔵 How does the “right to forgotten” apply in the Canadian context? (38:26)
🔵 How effective would Bill C-26 be in addressing hate speech on the Internet? (41:23)
🔵 How do countries assert jurisdiction over the internet, given that it is inherently global? (44:05)
🔵 How have courts addressed the concept of net neutrality in their decisions? (46:55)
🔵 What do you foresee as some of the upcoming legal issues that internet lawyers will deal with? (50:09)
1. Bill C-10: The Controversy Around Regulating Digital Broadcasters (12:54) Download
– Bill C-10, An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts
2. Online Harms and Social Media (13:08) Download
– “The Government’s proposed approach to address harmful content online”, Government of Canada
3. Website-Blocking Orders (12:11) Download
– Teksavvy Solutions Inc. v. Bell Media Inc., 2021 FCA 100
4. Ask-Me-Anything: Internet Law (18:11) Download
🔵 How does the “right to forgotten” apply in the Canadian context?
🔵 How effective will Bill C-26 be in addressing hate speech on the internet?
🔵 How do countries assert jurisdiction over the internet, given that it is inherently global?
🔵 How have courts addressed the concept of net neutrality in their decisions?
🔵 What do you foresee as some of the upcoming legal issues that internet lawyers will deal with?
About the Guest:
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.
Dr. Geist is the editor of numerous texts on copyright law, the editor of several monthly technology law publications, and the author of a popular blog on Internet and intellectual property law issues. He has received numerous awards for his work including the Canarie’s IWAY Public Leadership Award for his contribution to the development of the Internet in Canada and he was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2003. He has obtained a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees from Cambridge University in the UK and Columbia Law School in New York, and a Doctorate in Law (J.S.D.) from Columbia Law School.
In 2010, Managing Intellectual Property named him on the 50 most influential people on intellectual property in the world.
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