Day: July 14, 2014

Michael Geist’s defense of Canada’s indefensible anti-spam law CASLMichael Geist’s defense of Canada’s indefensible anti-spam law CASL



Michael Geist loves Canada’s anti-spam law (CASL). He was one of the first witnesses called by the Government to support it (then Bill C-27) when it came before the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology. He told the Committee to resist attempts to change it. He later urged Minister Moore not to listen to the tsunami from across all sectors of Canadian society to fix CASL calling the criticisms Festivus grievances, Now that CASL is law and the public is ridiculing it calling it, among other things, a Monty-Python-esque farce and Spamaflop, deeply stupid,  and a sledgehammer that is ludicrous regulatory overkill, he once again tries to defend it.

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-13Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-07-13