On December 6th, 2017, Prof Michael Geist, member of the Centre for Law, Technology andSociety, appeared before the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics (ETHI).
Dr. Florian Martin-Bariteau, Director of the Centre and Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, publishes "Le droit de marque : une approche fonctionnelle dans l'économie globale et numérique" with LexisNexis Canada.
Six students working with Faculty members of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society are among the grant recipients from the University of Ottawa’s Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program for 2018: Pier-Luc Bisaillon Landry, Uttra Gautam, Sean Grassie, Alyssa Hall, Tara Hrisov and Véronique Newman.
Led by Ian Kerr, Yoshua Bengio, Geoffrey Hinton, Rich Sutton et Doina Precup, more than 200 members of the Canadian research community exhort the Prime Minister of Canada to join the international call to ban lethal autonomous weapons that remove meaningful human control in the deployment of lethal force. Canadians are invited to join the #BanKillerAI call, and sign the open letter to the Prime Minister of Canada!
Professor Ian Kerr, member of the Centre, has renewed his Canada Research Chair in Ethics, Law and Technology, bringing $1.5 million to uOttawa to develop Robotics and AI Law and Policy. His research will focus on the merger of humans and machines and the ethical, legal and social ramifications of this union.
Professor Teresa Scassa, member of the Centre, has been awarded a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Information Law and Policy. This Chair will allow her to continue her innovative research advancing knowledge and informing public policy-making on issues of the ownership, control, and transparency of information and data within the evolving context of the e-Society. With the Chair, she will earn $1.4 million over the next seven years.
Recently, the Canadian government’s consultation on reform to the Copyright Board of Canada closed with a plan for reform expected to be unveiled in the coming months. Professor Michael Geist, member of the Centre, and the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy & Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) provided their recommendations on the consultations regarding options for reform to the Copyright Board.