Internet Law in Canada, 3e

Michael Geist     

Captus Press, ISBN 978-1-55322-047-3 (2002)
948 pages, 1625 g, 7 X 10, $56.00 (US$44.75)

Intended as a main text for courses in Internet or Cyberlaw, E-Commerce or Computer Law.

Written by Michael Geist, one of the leading international authorities on Internet and e-commerce law, Internet Law in Canada, 3e, offers a comprehensive, Canadian-oriented set of materials that will interest law practitioners, students and academics from a wide range of disciplines including law, business, and information studies, as well as the business community at large.

The third edition has comprehensively updated its treatment of case law, statutes, secondary sources, and increased its focus on Canadian case law and policy development. It includes excerpts from new Canadian cases dealing with issues of copyright, domain names, electronic contracting, privacy, hate speech, and cybercrime. 

Additional commentary on Internet jurisdiction, spam, and taxation, along with international developments in Internet governance, round out the most all-encompassing and uniquely Canadian Internet law resource on the market today.

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Table of Contents   top

Preface and Acknowledgement

Preface and Acknowledgement to the First Edition

Part One: Internet Jurisdiction and Liability

Chapter 1: Introduction to the Internet
Chapter 2: Competing Visions of Internet Law
Chapter 3: Jurisdiction on the Internet
Chapter 4: Internet Service Provider Liability

Part Two: Internet Speech Regulation

Chapter 5: Internet Speech Regulation -A Comparative Perspective
Chapter 6: Regulation of Online Obscenity
Chapter 7: Regulation of Online Hate
Chapter 8: Regulation of Online Defamation
Chapter 9: Regulation of Online Commercial Speech
Chapter 10: Private Regulation of Online Speech

Part Three: Internet Privacy

Chapter 11: Online Privacy - Is There a Problem?
Chapter 12: Canadian Approaches to Online Privacy
Chapter 13: International Approaches to Online Privacy
Chapter 14: Online Anonymity and Technology

Part Four: Internet and Intellectual Property

Chapter 15: Domain Names and Trademarks
Chapter 16: Intellectual Property and the Internet
Chapter 17: Digital Music and the Internet
Chapter 18: Electronic Commerce Patents

Part Five: Internet Commerce

Chapter 19: Online Contracting
Chapter 20: Electronic Signatures
Chapter 21: E-Cash and Payment Systems
Chapter 22: Consumer Protection and the Internet
Chapter 23: Internet Taxation
Chapter 24: Securities Regulation and the Internet
Chapter 25: CRTC Internet Regulation
Chapter 26: Legal Services and the Internet
Chapter 27: Telemedicine and the Law

Case Law Index


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About the Author   top

Michael Geist is a law professor at the University of Ottawa specializing in Internet and e-commerce law. Professor Geist has obtained law degrees from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Cambridge University in the UK, and Columbia Law School in New York. He has written numerous academic articles and government reports on the Internet and law, is national columnist on cyberlaw issues for the Globe and Mail, the author of Internet Law in Canada (Captus), editor of the monthly newsletter, Internet and E-commerce Law in Canada (Butterworths), the creator and founder of BNA's Internet Law News, and on the advisory boards of several leading Internet law publications including Electronic Commerce & Law Report (BNA), the Journal of Internet Law (Aspen) and Internet Law and Business (Computer Law Reporter). He is regularly quoted in the national and international media on Internet law issues and has appeared before government committees on e-commerce policy.

More information can be obtained at his personal Web site at