Sep
27
Fri
How a law professor incorporates entrepreneurship into her course @ EPICentre workshop room
Sep 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
How a law professor incorporates entrepreneurship into her course @ EPICentre workshop room

Professor Myra Tawfik, Professor of Law and EPICentre Professor of IP Commercialization & Strategy, launched an experiential learning course for her law students called the “EPICentre Practicum” in Winter 2019 semester. Professor Tawfik will share her experiences in how this idea came along and how the course works.

 

To register, rsvp to Wen Teoh at wteoh@uwindsor.ca before October 24th, 2019.

Oct
2
Wed
Internet, Right of Communication to the Public and Implied Licence, Dr. Poorna Mysoor @ University of Windsor, Faculty of Law, Farmer Conference Room
Oct 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Dr. Poorna Mysoor’s presentation,  Internet, Right of Communication to the Public and Implied Licence, will build on her upcoming monograph on implied licences in copyright law, which will be published by Oxford University Press in 2020.

 

Internet has become an inseparable part of modern life. While the Internet has revolutionised our relationship with the information world, playing a significant role in realising values such as free speech and access to information, the Internet has also been instrumental in proliferating access to content that infringes on copyright. Despite the Internet’s prominence in our lives for about two decades now, the legal response to some of the challenges it poses to copyright content has been slow and patchy.

 

To a large extent, access to infringing content on the Internet is influenced by the manner in which the right of communication to the public is interpreted. It is somewhat baffling to witness how frequently the right of communication to the public is litigated before the Court of Justice of the European Union. Even more baffling is the ever-smaller fixes that the Court gives each time. The right of communication to the public has been given a reading far removed from the statutory language used resulting in an incoherent body of law, while the new Digital Single Market Directive also tries to tinker with this exclusive right.

 

With this as the background, Poorna’s presentation explores whether the flexibilities ingrained in the doctrine of implied licence can be pressed into service to make sense of the right of communication to the public. On the back of a robust methodology guiding the implication of a copyright licence, her presentation explores the extent to which implied licences can deal with the access to infringing content on the Internet in a way that brings about a better balance among the interests of various stakeholders.

 

 

Biography: Dr. Poorna Mysoor is a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow at the Law Faculty at Oxford University. She is an academic member of the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre and is a Junior Research Fellow at the Queen’s College, Oxford. Her current research explores how the structure of the law of tangible property can be transposed to copyright to achieve a balance between ownership and user rights. She completed her DPhil at the Law Faculty at Oxford in 2017 on implied licences in copyright law under the supervision of Professor Graeme Dinwoodie. She teaches several core private law subjects such as Land Law, Contract Law and Tort Law at various colleges in Oxford and Copyright Law at the Law Faculty at Oxford. Poorna obtained her undergraduate law degree from National Law School of India University, Bangalore and her LLM from SOAS, University of London. Before embarking on her DPhil, Poorna practised intellectual property law in Hong Kong and was a litigator in India.

 

 

Register by September 27

Oct
25
Fri
Media & Space: The Regulation of Digital Platforms, New Media & Technologies Symposium @ University of Windsor (room to be confirmed)
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Symposium October 25, 2019
University of Windsor, Faculty of Law,
School of Creative Arts, and
Communication, Film, and Media
(Ontario, Canada)

 

Deadline to submit abstract for paper: August 8, 2019

 

For more information visit:
https://www.uwindsor.ca/law/1646/media-space-regulation-digital-platforms-new-media-technologies-symposium

 

Nov
15
Fri
IP Basics for Startups @ EPICentre, Joyce Entrepreneurship Centre, 2nd Floor
Nov 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
IP Basics for Startups @ EPICentre, Joyce Entrepreneurship Centre, 2nd Floor

Explores a variety of different topics including:

• Identifying the different forms of IP (patents, copyright, trademarks, trade secrets, industrial designs), what they protect and for how long
• Learning how intellectual property can be used as a strategic advantage in your business

In this workshop, special guest Myra Tawfik, EPICentre Professor of Intellectual Property Commercialization and Strategy, will be leading a one hour workshop followed by a question-answer period.

The event is open to all UWindsor students, members of the community, entrepreneurs and past EPICentre workshop participants.

 

REGISTER: http://www.epicentreuwindsor.ca/event-single/?event_id=296

 

Mar
4
Wed
Refining Territoriality in Intellectual Property Law, Graeme Dinwoodie, Global Professor of Intellectual Property Law, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
Mar 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm

More detail to come….