Valerie Steeves: Associate Professor, Department of Criminology Mistrale Goudreau: Full Professor, Droit civil Ian Kerr: Canada Research Chair in Ethics, Law & Technology, Common Law David Fewer: Director, CIPPIC
Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 11:30am – 1:00pm Room FTX 351, Fauteux Hall
Professor Michael Geist is listed on Canadian Lawyer Magazine's third annual list of the Top 25 Most Influential in the justice system and legal profession in Canada. This is the second year Professor Geist has received this honour. He joins Chief Justice of the Ontario Court of Appeal Warren Winkler, Supreme Court of Canada Justice Morris Fish, and Leader of the New Democratic Party Thomas Mulcair. Described as “arguably the most influential voice on law and technology in the country not only within the legal profession but also by educating the Canadian public” he is lauded for his Toronto Star and Ottawa Citizen columns, and his highly regarded blog. Congratulations!
From May 23rd to 25th 2012 the University of Ottawa’s Centre for Law, Technology and Society (CLTS) hosted more than twenty-five scholars and a number of graduate students from over a dozen Canadian universities and institutions to a workshop entitled the Multidisciplinary Approaches to Intellectual Property Law. The event was organized by Professor Teresa Scassa (Faculty of Common Law), Professor Mistrale Goudreau (Faculty of Civil Law), Madelaine Saginur (Executive Director, CLTS), and Courtney Doagoo (PhD student).
Bill Patry, Senior Copyright Counsel, Google, will present a talk entitled "What would a rational copyright law look like and do we have any hope of ever having one?" on Monday, March 19, at 5:00pm in the Gowlings Moot Court.
Professor Teresa Scassa was recently appointed to the new Advisory Panel on Open Government. This advisory panel will provide the federal government with advice and guidance on its Open Government activities.
The 2012 Deirdre G. Martin Memorial Lecture will be presented by Dr. Gus Hosein, Executive Director, Privacy International, and Visiting Senior Fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science, on Thursday, February 23. The title of his talk is, “Is Privacy at risk of becoming a real Human Right? Perspectives from Europe and Developing Countries.”
Professor Michael Geist appeared on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight with a short “Soapbox” segment to discuss the Canadian government's proposed copyright legislation, Bill C-11 (sometimes called "Canada's SOPA"), and what impact it might have on Canada's online environment. Click here to watch the video.