Free Expression and the Regulation of Online Content in the Canadian Context
Michael Geist, law professor at the University of Ottawa, and Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law
The Canadian government has embarked on a major Internet regulation initiative that includes new broadcast rules, policies to counter online harms, and mandated support for the news sector. This talk will examine the latest proposals and assess their implications for freedom of expression in Canada.
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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 and is a member of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society. He regularly appears in the Globe and Mail, is the editor of several monthly technology law publications, and the author of a popular blog on Internet and intellectual property law issues. Dr. Geist serves on many boards, including Ingenium, Internet Archive Canada, and the EFF Advisory Board. He was appointed to the Order of Ontario in 2018 and has received numerous awards for his work including the Kroeger Award for Policy Leadership and the Public Knowledge IP3 Award in 2010, the Les Fowlie Award for Intellectual Freedom from the Ontario Library Association in 2009, the EFF’s Pioneer Award in 2008, and Canarie’s IWAY Public Leadership Award for his contribution to the development of the Internet in Canada.