Michael Geist

Michael Geist is a professor of law at the University of Ottawa where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law. He holds a LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, LL.M. degrees from Cambridge University in the UK and Columbia Law School in New York, and a J.S.D. from Columbia Law School. Dr. Geist is a syndicated columnist on technology law issues with his regular column appearing in the Toronto Star and the Ottawa Citizen. He has received numerous awards for his work including the Kroeger Award for Policy Leadership and the Public Knowledge IP3 Award in 2010, the Les Fowlie Award for Intellectual Freedom from the Ontario Library Association in 2009, the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Pioneer Award in 2008, Canarie’s IWAY Public Leadership Award for his contribution to the development of the Internet in Canada, and he was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2003.

Twitter: @mgeist

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