Michael Geist: E-Publishing & The Law



    The Canadian Journalism Foundation Hosts April 3 Vancouver Event

    VANCOUVER, March 13 /CNW/ - Following his packed-house March 6 appearance
in Toronto, Dr. Michael Geist will again be discussing the legal issues that
impact everyone from the seasoned blogger to the average Internet user in
Vancouver on April 3.

    What: Anyone who blogs, comments, sends e-mail or otherwise publishes
electronically is subject to the laws of defamation and libel, according to
University of Ottawa Law School professor and internationally renowned expert
on law and the Internet, Dr. Michael Geist. Dr. Geist will highlight the role
that the Internet is playing for new creativity and knowledge sharing, while
identifying the business and policy challenges that this creates for
journalists and other e-publishers. The talk will be followed by a Q&A
moderated by Beth Haddon, adjunct professor at the UBC School of Journalism.

    Who: Dr. Michael Geist, Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce
Law at the University of Ottawa, has written numerous academic articles and
government reports on the Internet and law and was a member of Canada's
National Task Force on Spam. He is an internationally syndicated columnist on
technology law issues with his regular column appearing in the Toronto Star,
Ottawa Citizen, and the BBC. Dr. Geist serves on the Privacy Commissioner of
Canada's Expert Advisory Board and on the Canadian Digital Information
Strategy's Review Panel.

    When: Thursday, April 3, 2008
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Where: St. John's College, 2111 Lower Mall,
    University of British Columbia

    Join The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) on Thursday, April 3, for
this event, which is free of charge and open to the media and the public.
Seating is limited. If you plan to attend, please register at
www.cjf-fjc.ca/programs.htm.

    About the Canadian Journalism Foundation

    Established in 1990, The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) is a
not-for-profit organization that exists to contribute to the achievement of
excellence in Canadian journalism. Better journalism means a better-informed
citizenry and an improved democratic process. Through leadership seminars,
panel discussions and other activities the Foundation builds bridges and
fosters open, informed dialogue between leading public and private
organizations and the media.





For further information:

For further information: Heather McCall, Programs Manager, The Canadian
Journalism Foundation, Phone: (416) 955-0630, Email: hmccall@cjf-fjc.ca,
www.cjf-fjc.ca


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