Le 26 janvier 2015

No-fly regime, detention provisions to be expanded

Publication: CBC

Craig Forcese, Common Law Section, comments on the government’s decision to retool Canada's no-fly list procedures to make it easier to prevent a suspected terrorist from boarding an airplane.

Is the digital taxman headed to Canada? Geist

Publication: Toronto Star

In this Op-Ed, Michael Geist, Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-Commerce Law, comments on the federal government’s budget plans to levy sales taxes (GST/HST) on digital products such as music downloads or online video services.

The list Netflix doesn't want you to see: how Canada really stacks up to U.S. version

Publication: Toronto Star

Michael Geist, Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-Commerce Law, comments on the difference between the variety of shows available on the American Netflix vs. Netflix Canada. According to him,  “The Netflix U.S. is focused on adding more choice with curation on subscriber interest coming later. The Canadian service — much like the other international services — is more curated from the start with the company trying to identify content of interest to the local market before it appears on the service."

Anti-terror bill: Can government balance security and civil rights?

Publication: Ottawa Citizen

Craig Forcese, Common Law Section, comments on the new anti-terror legislation and the debate surrounding it. “A risk-minimizing society would permit mass detentions in the expectation that the minimal increase in public safety from the dragnet would outweigh the massive injury to civil liberties. “A rights-maximizing society, however, would deny the state the power to detain except through conventional criminal proceedings, for which it would impose demanding standards, even at the risk of leaving people free whose intent and capacity are clear but whose terrorist acts lie in the future.”

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Lundi, Janvier 26, 2015
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