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Law Bytes

By Michael Geist

In recent years the intersection between law, technology, and policy has exploded as digital policy has become a mainstream concern in Canada and around the world. This podcast explores digital policies in conversations with people studying the legal and policy challenges, set the rules, or are experts in the field. It provides a Canadian perspective, but since the internet is global, examining international developments and Canada’s role in shaping global digital policy is be an important part of the story. Lawbytes is hosted by Michael Geist, a law professor at the University of Ottawa, where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law and where he is a member of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society.

  1. 1.
    Episode 65: My Ian Kerr Memorial Lecture - Privacy and Zambonis in the Age of COVID-1908/24/2020
    37:34
  2. 2.
    Episode 64: "You're Seeing the Breakup of the Web" - Anupam Chander on the Battle over TikTok08/17/2020
    31:15
  3. 3.
    Episode 63: Ontario Privacy Commissioner Patricia Kosseim on the COVID Alert App08/10/2020
    40:09
  4. 4.
    Episode 62: Colin Bennett on What the Schrems II Decision Means for Global Data Transfers and Canadian Privacy Law08/03/2020
    31:28
  5. 5.
    Episode 61: Senator James Cowan on the Extraordinary Battle for a Genetic Anti-Discrimination Law in Canada07/27/2020
    38:37
  6. 6.
    Episode 60: Alberta Privacy Commissioner Jill Clayton on the ABTraceTogether Contact Tracing App07/20/2020
    35:47
  7. 7.
    Episode 59: "It's a Racist Policy" - Ben Cashdan on the U.S. Effort to Derail South Africa's Copyright Reform07/13/2020
    28:26
  8. 8.
    Episode 58: "An Earth Shattering Decision" - Marina Pavlovic on the Supreme Court of Canada's Uber v. Heller Ruling07/06/2020
    34:36
  1. 9.
    Episode 57: Julia Reda on What Canada Should Learn from the European Battle over a Copyright Link Tax06/29/2020
    44:29
  2. 10.
    Episode 56: Eloïse Gratton on Quebec's Plan to Overhaul its Privacy Law06/22/2020
    26:15
  3. 11.
    Episode 55: Mutale Nkonde on Racial Justice, Bias, and Technology06/15/2020
    35:49
  4. 12.
    Episode 54: Eric Goldman on Internet Platform Liability and the Trump Executive Order06/08/2020
    36:22
  5. 13.
    Episode 53: Welcome Development or Waste of Time? - A Conversation With Facebook Oversight Board Member Nicolas Suzor06/01/2020
    39:42
  6. 14.
    Episode 52: Fair Dealing for Film Makers - Bob Tarantino on the Copyright Implications of the Room Full of Spoons Case05/25/2020
    28:00
  7. 15.
    Episode 51: Canada's Urban-Rural Broadband Divide - Josh Tabish on CIRA's Internet Performance Data05/19/2020
    33:00
  8. 16.
    Episode 50: Ariel Katz on the Long-Awaited York University v. Access Copyright Ruling05/11/2020
    34:59
  9. 17.
    Episode 49: Lilian Edwards on the Legal, Ethical and Technology Debate over Coronavirus Contact Tracing Apps05/04/2020
    34:05
  10. 18.
    Episode 48: Sam Trosow and Lisa Macklem on Copyright and Fair Dealing During a Pandemic04/27/2020
    33:20
  11. 19.
    Episode 47: Brewster Kahle, Chris Freeland and Kyle Courtney on the Internet Archive National Emergency Library04/20/2020
    35:47
  12. 20.
    Episode 46: Matthew Herder on the Canadian Effort to Break Down Patent Barriers to Accessing Coronavirus Medicines04/06/2020
    33:41
  13. 21.
    Episode 45: David Porter on the Benefits of Open Educational Resources as Millions Shift to Online Learning03/30/2020
    23:51
  14. 22.
    Episode 44: Michael Birnhack on Israeli Use of Cellphone Tracking to Combat the Spread of Coronavirus03/23/2020
    24:56
  15. 23.
    Episode 43: Heather Joseph on the Coronavirus and the Urgent Need for Open Access to Research Publications03/16/2020
    26:03
  16. 24.
    Episode 42: What Does the Canada-US-Mexico Trade Agreement Mean for Digital Policy?03/09/2020
    26:36
  17. 25.
    Episode 41: Nasma Ahmed With a Call for a Ban on Facial Recognition Technologies03/02/2020
    31:00
  18. 26.
    Episode 40: “Copyright Term Extension is a Tax on Consumers” - Paul Heald on What Extending Copyright Term Could Mean for Canada02/24/2020
    38:53
  19. 27.
    Episode 39: “The Day I Can Offer Service, Prices Come Down” - Elliot Noss on MVNOs and the CRTC Hearing on Wireless Services02/18/2020
    35:31
  20. 28.
    Episode 38: Debating the Broadcast Panel Report - A Conversation with BTLR Panel Chair Janet Yale02/10/2020
    53:19
  21. 29.
    Episode 37: The Future of Privacy in Canada - A Conversation with Privacy Commissioner of Canada Daniel Therrien02/03/2020
    51:47
  22. 30.
    The LawBytes Podcast, Episode 36: The Year in Canadian Digital Law and Policy12/16/2019
    34:18
  23. 31.
    Episode 35: Allen Mendelsohn on Canada's Copyright Site Blocking Saga12/09/2019
    36:17
  24. 32.
    Episode 34: The Fight to Save the Dot-Org12/02/2019
    30:45
  25. 33.
    Episode 33: “Canadian Patenting is Not Going to Drive Anything” - Aidan Hollis on New Research on Patents and Innovation11/25/2019
    29:29
  26. 34.
    Episode 32: Reflections from the Open Source Member of Parliament - A Conversation with Ex-MP David Graham11/18/2019
    41:05
  27. 35.
    Episode 31: Is Canadian Media in a Financial Crisis? - Marc Edge With a Different Take on What the Data Says11/11/2019
    24:40
  28. 36.
    Episode 30: "It's Only Going to Get More Important" - Amanda Wakaruk and Jeremy deBeer on Crown Copyright in Canada11/04/2019
    44:51
  29. 37.
    Episode 29: Partisan Posts, Social Media, and Misinformation - Taylor Owen on What Actually Happened Online in the 2019 Election10/28/2019
    40:55
  30. 38.
    Episode 28: The Past, Present and Future of Open Access - A Conversation with Leslie Chan10/21/2019
    34:55
  31. 39.
    Episode 27: Digital Policy and Election 2019: Laura Tribe of OpenMedia on Where the Parties Stand10/15/2019
    36:40
  32. 40.
    Episode 26: There Is No Crisis - Dwayne Winseck on the State of Canadian Communications, Media and Cultural Policy10/07/2019
    32:13
  33. 41.
    Ep. 25: The CRTC Decision on Competitive Internet Pricing: A Conversation with George Burger09/23/2019
    40:04
  34. 42.
    Episode 24: A Tribute to Ian Kerr09/16/2019
    42:44
  35. 43.
    Episode 23: The WIPO BRIP Database - Rick Shera on the MEGA Experience and the Dangers of False IP Claims08/06/2019
    28:04
  36. 44.
    Episode 22: Navigating Intermediary Liability for the Internet - A Conversation with Daphne Keller07/29/2019
    34:30
  37. 45.
    Episode 21: Why Canada Has Some of the Worlds Highest Wireless Data Prices07/22/2019
    38:51
  38. 46.
    Episode 20: Why Canadian Universities Should Get Out of the Patent Game - Richard Gold on Canada’s Failed Research Commercialization Strategy07/15/2019
    36:34
  39. 47.
    Episode 19: Canada's Quiet Success Story - Irene Berkowitz on the Canadian YouTube Creative Sector07/08/2019
    29:13
  40. 48.
    Episode 18: Open to Open Banking?: My Appearance Before the Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce07/02/2019
    35:44
  41. 49.
    Episode 17: What To Do About Huawei? - Christopher Parsons Unpacks One of Canada's Most Challenging Policy Issues06/24/2019
    36:40
  42. 50.
    Episode 16: The Copyright Review Report: Carys Craig on the Roadmap for the Future of Canadian Copyright Law06/17/2019
    38:08
  43. 51.
    Episode 15: Cows, Cars, and Copyright: A Conversation With Myra Tawfik on the IP Concerns With Implementing Canada-US-Mexico Trade Deal06/10/2019
    35:45
  44. 52.
    Episode 14: Big Data, Privacy and Democracy: A Conversation With Nathaniel Erskine-Smith on the International Grand Committee06/03/2019
    40:19
  45. 53.
    Episode 13: Digital Charter or Chart: A Conversation With Teresa Scassa on Canada’s New Digital Charter05/27/2019
    38:51
  46. 54.
    Episode 12: The Past, Present and Future of Open Access to Law05/21/2019
    44:24
  47. 55.
    Episode 11: Reinterpreting Canadian Privacy Law - David Fraser On Cross-Border Data Transfers, the Right to De-Index, and the Facebook Investigation05/13/2019
    35:54
  48. 56.
    Episode 10: Lowdown on Lawsuits - James Plotkin on Copyright Threats, Notices, and Lawsuits05/06/2019
    39:10
  49. 57.
    Episode 9: The CRTC Watcher - A Conversation with FRPCs Monica Auer04/30/2019
    36:37
  50. 58.
    Episode 8: LawBytes Lecture - What the Canadian Experience Teaches About the Future of Copyright Reform04/22/2019
    32:45
  51. 59.
    Episode 7: What if Copyright Law took Authors Rights Seriously? A Conversation with Professor Rebecca Giblin04/15/2019
    36:42
  52. 60.
    Episode 6: “A Dangerous Game to Play:” A Former CRTC Vice-Chair Speaks Out on the Commission Plan to Regulate and Tax the Internet04/08/2019
    28:58
  53. 61.
    Episode 5: A Huge Threat to How the Internet Functions Now04/01/2019
    31:09
  54. 62.
    Episode 4: Going Inside Canada's Copyright Review03/25/2019
    27:51
  55. 63.
    Episode 3: The Least They Can Get Away With03/18/2019
    32:07
  56. 64.
    Episode 2: It’s Time to Modernize the Laws03/11/2019
    26:24
  57. 65.
    Episode 1: Welcome to LawBytes03/05/2019
    2:24

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