Geist: The Letters of the Law: The Year in Canadian Tech Law

Michael Geist's weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) features his annual review in law and technology with a particular emphasis on Canadian developments.

This past year in law and technology has been marked by a series of noteworthy developments including the explosive interest in user-generated content (culminating in Time Magazine's Person of the Year award), the emergence of several artists-backed copyright coalitions, and the arrival of Industry Minister Maxime Bernier, who has focused on reshaping Canadian telecommunications regulations. From A to Z, it has been a remarkably busy twelve months.