uOttawa law professor launches aggressive Copyright campaign

December 17, 2007

Dr. Michael Geist, chair of internet and ecommerce law at the University of Ottawa, has been vocally campaigning against a copyright law that would restrict the use of digital works via sites such as YouTube and Facebook.  Geist's Facebook page, "Fair Copyright," has earned 23,000 supporters since its launch.  (See also his blog and YouTube video.) The Chronicle of Higher Education speculates that Geist's campaign may have led to Ottawa's decision to postpone introducing the bill until at least late January.