Dr. Elizabeth Dubois and Dr. Florian Martin-Bariteau released “Canadians in a Digital Context: A Research Agenda for a Connected Canada”, a new report on Canadian citizenship in a digital context published as part of their Canada 150: Connected Canada research project supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Elizabeth Dubois, member of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society and Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa is the lead author on “Social Media and Political Engagement in Canada”, a new reportbeing launched today on the political uses of social media.
Professor Teresa Scassa has co-edited a new book, alongside Derek McKee of the Université de Montréal and Finn Makela of the Université de Sherbrooke, entitled Law and the “Sharing Economy”: Regulating Online Market Platforms.
Dr. Florian Martin-Bariteau and Véronique Newman released “Whistleblowing in Canada: A Knowledge Synthesis Report”, a new report on whistleblowers in Canada supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Professor Mistrale Goudreau has published the 3rd edition of her field-leading book Intellectual Property Law in Canada. In addition to being published as part of Wolters Kluwer’s International Encyclopaedia of Laws series, the book is also available as of December 2017 as a separate paperback book, printed on demand.
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.
Professor Jane Bailey is a co-editor, alongside Karim Benyehklef, Jacquelyn Burkell and Fabien Gelinas, of a new book entitled eAccess to Justice, published by uOttawa Press. It is part of a new series on law and technology and is available for free download.
CIPPIC, the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy & Public Interest Clinic, and Citizen Lab are releasing a report, "Gone Opaque? An Analysis of Hypothetical IMSI Catcher Overuse in Canada", which examines the use of devices that are commonly referred to as ‘cell site simulators’, ‘IMSI Catchers’, ‘Digital Analyzers’, or ‘Mobile Device Identifiers’, and under brand names such as ‘Stingray’, DRTBOX, and ‘Hailstorm’. IMSI Catchers are a class of of surveillance devices used by Canadian state agencies. They enable state agencies to intercept communications from movie devices and are principally used to identify otherwise anonymous individuals associated with a mobile device and track them.
Professor Teresa Scassa has published a new book entitled Canadian Trademark Law, 2nd Edition. This book expands and updates the first edition, which provided a comprehensive account of trademark law in Canada. In the second edition, Professor Scassa takes into account the recent significant changes brought about by the Combating Counterfeit Products Act and the Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, and discusses the impact yet to come as key (and in some cases controversial) provisions of these bills take effect in the not too distant future.