Law Bytes 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.
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Latest Episodes…

  1. Episode 39: “The Day I Can Offer Service, Prices Come Down” - Elliot Noss on MVNOs and the CRTC Hearing on Wireless Services

    The long awaited CRTC review into wireless services kicks off this week with virtually every key stakeholder – the big carriers, regional carriers, independent carriers, consumer groups, and many others – making their way to Gatineau to set out their vision for the future of wireless services in Canada. Elliot ...

    2020-02-18

  2. Episode 38: Debating the Broadcast Panel Report - A Conversation with BTLR Panel Chair Janet Yale

    The release of the much-anticipated Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review panel report late last month sparked a torrent of discussion and debate. The 235 page report – often referred to as the BTLR or Yale Report - features 97 recommendations that covers telecom, broadcast, the future of the CBC, online ...

    2020-02-10

  3. Episode 37: The Future of Privacy in Canada - A Conversation with Privacy Commissioner of Canada Daniel Therrien

    The Lawbytes podcast resumes for another season with a special episode on privacy as I’m joined on the podcast by Daniel Therrien, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. Commissioner Therrien recently used Data Privacy Day to deliver a speech at the University of Ottawa focused on privacy reforms and a new ...

    2020-02-03

  4. The LawBytes Podcast, Episode 36: The Year in Canadian Digital Law and Policy

    The past year has been an incredibly active one for Canadian digital law and policy with important Supreme Court cases, legislative proposals, committee reports, expert panels, and political promises to reform existing laws and regulation. For this final Lawbytes podcast of 2019, I go solo without a guest to talk ...

    2019-12-16

  5. Episode 35: Allen Mendelsohn on Canada's Copyright Site Blocking Saga

    Site blocking has been on the policy and regulatory radar screen for several years in Canada, starting with the Bell-led Fairplay proposal to the CRTC and demands for site blocking as part of the copyright review. With both the CRTC and elected officials rejecting site blocking proposals, rights holders have ...

    2019-12-09