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Squawk Box February 1 – Special guest Michael Geist

Michael Geist was our SquawkBox guest this morning.  Michael is the Canada Research Chair of Internet and E-commerce Law at the University of Ottawa. He has degrees from Toronto, Cambridge and Columbia.  In addition he's a columnist on technology law issues who regularly appears in the Toronto Star, Ottawa Citizen, and BBC. And he serves on the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s Expert Advisory Board and maintains privacyinfo.ca, a leading privacy law resource.

Recently Michael has been focused on copyright reform here in Canada.  The Conservative government has proposed legislation that is remarkably similar to the widely discredited Digital Millenium Copyright Act in the United States, and Michael has been asking ordinary citizens to voice their opinion on what Fair Copyright Reform looks like.  In fact, his Facebook group Fair Copyright for Canada has grown to nearly 40,000 members since it was started in December.

Enjoy the interview.  If afterward, you want to get involved, join the Facebook Group, and take a look at Michael's list of 30 things you can do, beginning with writing to your MP.   

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