Michael Geist: E-Publishing & The Law

    The Canadian Journalism Foundation Hosts March 6 Event

    TORONTO, Feb. 22 /CNW/ - On March 6, Dr. Michael Geist will discuss the
legal issues that are impacting everyone from the seasoned blogger to the
average internet user, followed by a Q&A moderated by Sally Armstrong.

    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. The Internet and new technologies have ushered in a
           seemingly unlimited array of possibilities for access to
           knowledge, creativity, and public participation. 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 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. Moderator Sally Armstrong is
           a veteran journalist and author of Veiled Threat: The Hidden Power
           of the Women of Afghanistan.

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

    Where: MaRS Discovery District, CR-3
           101 College St at the SE corner of College & University.

    Join The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) on Thursday, March 6, 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 info@cjf-fjc.ca
or visit our website www.cjf-fjc.ca/programs.htm to register online.

    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, Program Manager, The Canadian
Journalism Foundation, Phone: (416) 955-0630, Email: hmccall@cjf-fjc.ca,

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