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 100: David Vaver With a Masterclass on Copyright and User Rights
    1:09:46
  2. 2.
    Episode 99: "They Just Seemed Not to Listen to Any of Us" - Cynthia Khoo on the Canadian Government's Online Harms Consultation
    44:47
  3. 3.
    Episode 98: Kim Nayyer on the Supreme Court of Canada's Landmark Access Copyright v. York University Copyright Ruling
    37:47
  4. 4.
    Episode 97: John Lawford on Why the CRTC Should Take Action on Inadequate Low-Cost Wireless Plans
    26:52
  5. 5.
    Episode 96: More Harm Than Good - My Appearance Before the Senate Transport Committee on a Copyright Bill to Support Media Organizations
    21:13
  6. 6.
    Episode 95: Mark Phillips on the Federal Court of Canada's Right to be Forgotten Ruling
    35:25
  7. 7.
    Episode 94: Former CRTC Vice Chair Peter Menzies Reflects on the Battle over Bill C-10
    39:38
  8. 8.
    Episode 93: Lex Gill on the RCMP, Clearview AI and Canada's History of Surveillance
    35:32
  1. 9.
    Episode 92: A Conversation with Senator Paula Simons on Copyright, the Internet and the Future of Media in Canada
    46:05
  2. 10.
    Episode 91: "This is No Way to Regulate" - Former CRTC Chair Konrad von Finckenstein Speaks Out on the CRTC and Bill C-10
    32:48
  3. 11.
    Episode 90: Fenwick McKelvey on Bill C-10, Discoverability and the Missing Representation of a New Generation of Canadian Creators
    29:52
  4. 12.
    Episode 89: A Special Episode on Debating Bill C-10 at the Canadian Heritage Committee
    34:15
  5. 13.
    Episode 88: Ellen 'T Hoen on Waiving Patents to Support Global Access to COVID Vaccines
    26:21
  6. 14.
    Episode 87: What You Need to Know About Bill C-10
    23:27
  7. 15.
    Episode 86: CCLA's Cara Zwibel on the Free Speech Risks of Bill C-10 and the Guilbeault Internet Plan
    27:34
  8. 16.
    Episode 85: Céline Castets-Renard on Europe's Plan to Regulate Artificial Intelligence
    31:31
  9. 17.
    Episode 84: Dwayne Winseck and Ben Klass on Canada's Wireless Woes
    38:41
  10. 18.
    Episode 83: Inside in the Industry Committee Hearing on the Proposed Rogers-Shaw Merger
    21:45
  11. 19.
    Episode 82: Jonathan Curtis on the CRTC's Push to Block Botnets
    35:30
  12. 20.
    Episode 81: Why Isn't Canada Supporting a Proposal to Help Developing Countries Gain Access to COVID-19 Vaccines?
    22:32
  13. 21.
    Episode 80: A Roundtable on the Canadian Challenges of Delivering Universal, Affordable Internet Access
    40:13
  14. 22.
    Episode 79: David Kaye on the Challenges of Reconciling Freedom of Expression and the Regulation of Online Harms
    35:51
  15. 23.
    Episode 78: Jennifer Jenkins on What Copyright Term Extension Could Mean for Canada
    32:47
  16. 24.
    Episode 77: The Complexity of Internet Content Regulation - A Conversation with CIPPIC's Vivek Krishnamurthy
    37:47
  17. 25.
    Episode 76: Higher Consumer Costs and Less Choice - My Appearance Before the Heritage Committee on Broadcasting Act Reform
    16:26
  18. 26.
    Episode 75: The Digital Taxman Cometh
    29:59
  19. 27.
    Episode 74: Heidi Tworek on the Challenges of Internet Platform Regulation
    28:30
  20. 28.
    Episode 73: The Broadcasting Act Blunder - Why Minister Guilbeault is Wrong
    45:22
  21. 29.
    Episode 72: Emily Laidlaw on the Good, the Bad, and the Missed Opportunities Behind Canada's Privacy Reform
    33:45
  22. 30.
    Episode 71: Minister Navdeep Bains on Canada's New Privacy Bill
    23:37
  23. 31.
    Episode 70: "It's Massive Free Distribution" - Village Media's Jeff Elgie on Why His Company Opposes Lobbying Efforts to Establish a Licence for Linking to News Stories
    39:00
  24. 32.
    Episode 69: Bram Abramson on the Government's Plan to Regulate Internet Streaming Services
    41:18
  25. 33.
    Episode 68: Mike Pal on What the Canadian Experience Teaches About the Intersection Between Election Law and the Internet
    30:38
  26. 34.
    Episode 67: Tamir Israel on Facial Recognition Technologies at the Border
    31:15
  27. 35.
    Episode 66: Ann Cavoukian on Why Canadians Can Trust the COVID Alert App
    22:52
  28. 36.
    Episode 65: My Ian Kerr Memorial Lecture - Privacy and Zambonis in the Age of COVID-19
    37:34
  29. 37.
    Episode 64: "You're Seeing the Breakup of the Web" - Anupam Chander on the Battle over TikTok
    31:15
  30. 38.
    Episode 63: Ontario Privacy Commissioner Patricia Kosseim on the COVID Alert App
    40:09
  31. 39.
    Episode 62: Colin Bennett on What the Schrems II Decision Means for Global Data Transfers and Canadian Privacy Law
    31:28
  32. 40.
    Episode 61: Senator James Cowan on the Extraordinary Battle for a Genetic Anti-Discrimination Law in Canada
    38:37
  33. 41.
    Episode 60: Alberta Privacy Commissioner Jill Clayton on the ABTraceTogether Contact Tracing App
    35:47
  34. 42.
    Episode 59: "It's a Racist Policy" - Ben Cashdan on the U.S. Effort to Derail South Africa's Copyright Reform
    28:26
  35. 43.
    Episode 58: "An Earth Shattering Decision" - Marina Pavlovic on the Supreme Court of Canada's Uber v. Heller Ruling
    34:36
  36. 44.
    Episode 57: Julia Reda on What Canada Should Learn from the European Battle over a Copyright Link Tax
    44:29
  37. 45.
    Episode 56: Eloïse Gratton on Quebec's Plan to Overhaul its Privacy Law
    26:15
  38. 46.
    Episode 55: Mutale Nkonde on Racial Justice, Bias, and Technology
    35:49
  39. 47.
    Episode 54: Eric Goldman on Internet Platform Liability and the Trump Executive Order
    36:22
  40. 48.
    Episode 53: Welcome Development or Waste of Time? - A Conversation With Facebook Oversight Board Member Nicolas Suzor
    39:42
  41. 49.
    Episode 52: Fair Dealing for Film Makers - Bob Tarantino on the Copyright Implications of the Room Full of Spoons Case
    28:00
  42. 50.
    Episode 51: Canada's Urban-Rural Broadband Divide - Josh Tabish on CIRA's Internet Performance Data
    33:00

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