Accessibility in Autonomous Vehicle Policy

Accessibility in Autonomous Vehicle Policy Flier

LTEC Lab and the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law are pleased to present the Accessibility in Autonomous Vehicle Policy panel on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm in the Farmer Conference Room in the Faculty of Law Building.   Autonomous vehicles are often referred to, by designers and policy-makers alike, as a technology that will bring greater inclusivity and accessibility to transit. This panel brings together experts in autonomous vehicle technology and regulation, accessibility, and city transit planning to discuss some of the technological, regulatory and accessibility questions surrounding autonomous vehicles, and to highlight access to justice issues related to the potential growing use of autonomous vehicles within cities. There will be time for questio ...

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LTEC Student Writer- Winter 2018

 LTEC Lab is looking for a Student Writer for the Winter term (with possible extension). This student will conduct interviews and attend topical events and write blogs about them.   Required Skills: -excellent communication and writing skills (some experience in journalism preferable); -knowledge and interest in intellectual property and law and technology issues; -excellent organization and time management skills; -initiative and the ability to work independently; -availability and some flexibility to cover events/work on reasonably short notice (hours will vary: on average around 5 per week); -some photography will also be required.   Rate of Pay: $16.25/hr   To apply: please provide a current cv, a writing sample, and a cover letter highlighting past relevant experience, as well as your ...

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Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) Webinar: IP Foundations for Women Entrepreneurs

Madiha Khan, Windsor Law LTEC Lab Student Writer Dual J.D., 2019   On November 18, 2017, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) hosted a webinar for current and aspiring female entrepreneurs, with a special focus on how intellectual property (IP) can be utilized to enhance business outcomes. The webinar was delivered by Darlene Carreau, the Director General of CIPO’s Business Services Branch, and covered the importance of IP, the various types of IP,  as well as advice and tips for IP strategy. Although the information provided was not tailored specifically towards women, the webinar provided a supportive space for female innovators and business owners to learn about IP together.  As well, since many of the participants were female entrepreneurs and business owners rat ...

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Interview with Windsor Law Alumnae, Dr. Catherine Ng, Senior Lecturer at University of Aberdeen, School of Law (Scotland).

Interview with Windsor Law alumnae, Dr. Catherine Ng, Senior Lecturer at University of Aberdeen, School of Law (Scotland).   Madiha Khan LTEC Lab Student Writer Dual JD 2019   Dr. Catherine Ng, a Windsor Law alumnae is a Senior Lecturer and Director of the Post-Graduate Research Student Training Programme at the University of Aberdeen, School of Law. Dr. Ng started her work as a lecturer after a period of private practice in Toronto, and has completed her DPhil in intellectual property law from the University of Oxford (UK) and her post-doctorate work from the Graduate Institute in Geneva, Switzerland. Her main areas of teaching are law and its relation to intellectual property, the media, the arts, legal history, and anthropology. In an interview with LTEC Lab, Dr. Ng discusses ...

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Another Win for Nintendo Giant: A Review of the Federal Court’s Decision on Technological Protection Measures

Monica Carinci Windsor Law LTEC Lab Student Writer JD 2018   In 2012, a separate legal framework was added to Canada’s Copyright Act (“the Act”), which prohibits the circumvention of technological protection measures (“TPMs”) and manufacturing and offering for sale devices that allow for the circumvention of TPMs. This framework was first applied by the Federal Court earlier this year in Nintendo of America Inc v Go Cyber Shopping (2005) Ltd et al., 2017 FC 246. Nintendo has been vehemently battling the piracy of its video games in different jurisdictions, and the Canadian decision illustrates the far reaching application of TPMs in Canada.   What are technological protection measures?   Under s. 41 of the Act, TPMs are defined as “any effective technology, device, or compon ...

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Supervised Research- Global Affairs’ (Government of Canada) Digital Inclusion Lab

  Professor Thomasen is offering up to two supervised research paper project spots for credit for 2L and 3L students in the winter term  (with some planning to begin in the fall) focusing on the intersection of artificial intelligence, human rights, inclusion and democracy. These papers will contribute to Global Affairs’ (Government of Canada) Digital Inclusion Lab student forum in April, 2018. The successful students will be invited to Ottawa (*at the discretion of Global Affairs) to present their research to a forum including peers from across the country, public officials, and stakeholders from the private tech sector. Creativity and interdisciplinary research will be encouraged in this supervised research project!   Students interested in this opportunity are asked to c ...

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Professor Ryan Calo presents his work on “Robots at Common Law” at Windsor Law LTEC Lab seminar

  Monica Carinci Windsor Law LTEC Lab Student Writer JD 2018   On September 21, 2017, LTEC Lab hosted its first event of the year, a talk entitled, “Robots At Common Law,” delivered by Lane Powell and D. Wayne Gittinger Associate Professor Ryan Calo of the University of Washington School of Law. Professor Calo is a leading scholar in the emerging field of robotics law. He is a co-director of the Tech Policy Lab at the University of Washington, an interdisciplinary research group comprised of experts from computer science, engineering, information science, and law. He is also a co-editor of Robot Law, a book on the subject, and a co-founder of We Robot, an annual conference that brings together lawyers and other professionals to discuss the legal and policy issues raised by robotics.   ...

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Outdoor Legal Education: An afternoon at the museum with Wafaa Bilal

Photo inside the Art Gallery of a bench in front of a wall with 3 pictures

In this blog, Professor Pascale Chapdelaine discusses the pedagogical value of taking law students outside the classroom through a unique experience she had when she and her copyright law students visited the Art Gallery of Windsor, Ontario in the spring 2016. Read more…..  

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Canada’s Emerging Artificial Intelligence Leadership and the Need for Good Policy

Joanna Pawlowski Windsor Law, 2L Research Assistant LTEC Lab Artificial intelligence is a significant and growing part of our daily lives. Artificial intelligence is a field of computer science research that studies and develops intelligent machines that act and work like humans through the use of techniques like machine learning (providing computers with the ability to learn patters from data, rather than being directly programmed with those patterns). Today, not only is artificial intelligence prevalent across many prominent industries (manufacturing, healthcare, transportation, and customer service), but artificial intelligence already possesses the generic powers of creation and destruction. Google’s Deep Dream creates its own art using its machine learning algorithms, while autonomous ...

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Attorneys on Amazon? Online Marketplaces for Legal Services

Man sitting at laptop computer searching the Law Society of Upper Canada- Law Society Referral Service Website

Noel Semple Assistant Professor University of Windsor, Faculty of Law   For an individual with a legal need, shopping intelligently for a law firm can be a frustrating experience. It is difficult to get any objective information about price or quality, and comparison-shopping is arduous. Are online marketplaces, which play an increasingly central role in the consumer economy, part of the solution to this access to justice problem?   The Canadian Bar Association thinks so.  The CBA’s Futures Report called for a “full-blown technology-enabled marketplace where sellers of legal services can present their offerings, credentials and fee structures.”  In such a marketplace, consumers would be able to “choose the types of services they wish to purchase,” and “investigate a s ...

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