Copyright User Rights and Remedies: An Access to Justice Perspective

Professor Pascale Chapdelaine’s article, “Copyright User Rights and Remedies: An Access to Justice Perspective” has just been published in the special issue of LAWS: “Intellectual Property Law in the New Technological Age: Rising to the Challenge of Change?” Abstract:  In contemporary copyright law, there is an ongoing debate around the nature and scope of the rights users should have to copyright works, exacerbated by ongoing technological developments. Within that debate, this article queries the value of looking at the remedies users may have against copyright holders restricting their legitimate uses of works, as a means to further elucidate the nature and scope of user rights. While there is some value in looking at remedies to situate copyright user righ ...

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Copyright User Rights and Access to Justice- Special Section of Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice

Just published!  Selected papers from Symposium on Copyright User Rights and Access to Justice hosted by Windsor Law in May 2017 – Special Section of Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice, Vol 35 (2018).   Happy reading!     https://ojs.uwindsor.ca/ojs/leddy/index.php/WYAJ/index

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Expert Panel on the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Legal Profession

Ellen Xu LTEC Lab Student Writer JD Candidate, 2019   On March 28, 2018, a panel of experts gathered at Windsor Law to discuss the challenges and opportunities that the Fourth Industrial Revolution may bring to the legal profession. The event was jointly held by Windsor Intellectual Property & Information Technology student club (“WIPIT”) and LTEC Lab (www.lteclab.com). The panel was chaired by WIPIT President Sukhman Sandhu (JD 2018) and featured three experts in the field: Karima Bawa, Chair of the IP Working Group of Scale-Up Strategy (established by the Ontario Ministry, Economic Development & Growth), Senior Fellow CIGI, and LTEC Lab scholar in residence; Kuyler Neable, IP Counsel and Patent Agent at Clearpath Robotics Inc; and Jimoh Ovbiagele, Chief Technology Officer an ...

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Digital Health, Apps, and Privacy: Is your personal data well protected?*

Ellen Xu LTEC Lab Student Writer JD Candidate 2019   The convenience of today’s technology makes it possible to track your health and fitness with your phone. The Apple Health app can track your sleeping hours, your weight, your diet, and the amount of physical activity you’re doing. The convenience of mobile apps on our smartphones today help us remain aware of our physical health or can be used to implement healthier lifestyle habits. Technology also has become a helpful addition to medical records systems, allowing hospitals to now store patient data electronically, in addition to, or even in replacement of, paper records. Given the fast pace in which technology is developing, it is important to understand your privacy rights, how your information is being handled, and how you can ...

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Copyright Users and Personal Property in the Digital Economy

Monica Carinci LTEC Lab writer J.D Candidate 2018   What is ownership? This was the question on everyone’s minds at LTEC Lab’s Faculty Seminar, “Copyright Users and Personal Property in Digital Economy.” Hosted at the University of Windsor’s EPICentre on April 6, 2018, the event was a conversation between Aaron Perzanowski, Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and Pascale Chapdelaine, Associate Professor at Windsor Law and Chair of LTEC Lab (www.lteclab.com). The speakers were brought together to discuss their recent publications, Professor Chapdelaine’s Copyright User’s Rights: Contracts and the Erosion of Property(OUP, 2017) and Professor Perzanowski’s The End of Ownership: Personal Property in the Digital Economy (MIT Press, 2016) (co-authored with Jason Schu ...

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Panel of Experts Meet at Windsor Law to Discuss Accessibility in Autonomous Vehicle Design & Policy

Pani Sarkis LTEC Lab Student Writer J.D. Candidate 2019   On February 14th, Windsor Law’s LTEC Lab brought together experts in autonomous vehicle technology and regulation, disability rights scholars and representatives, and transit policy planners to have a panel discussion and roundtable discussion on these issues. The main goal of this event was to set out a research and planning agenda for the Windsor-Essex region so that the city can integrate autonomous vehicles into accessible city transit policies. The event was organized under the leadership and vision of Windsor Law Professors Laverne Jacobs and Kristen Thomasen.   The first session was a panel discussion in a full Moot Court room at Windsor Law. Kristen Thomasen, who is an Assistant Professor at Windsor Law, laid the f ...

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Georgia State Secures Victory in 3rd Annual International Patent Drafting Competition

Pani Sarkis LTEC Lab Student Writer J.D. Candidate 2019   On February 24th, the International Intellectual Property Law Clinic, jointly operated by Detroit Mercy Law and Windsor Law held its 3rd Annual International Patent Drafting Competition. Once again, the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office hosted the event, which was organized under the leadership of Professor Wissam Aoun of Detroit Mercy Law.   The competition has been building momentum every year. This year, there was a record number of 15 entries. The competition gathers student teams from law schools across North America to compete and provides students with the chance to put into practice their knowledge pertaining to intellectual property law. In particular, student teams are giv ...

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Beyond Airspace Safety: A Feminist Perspective on Drone Privacy Regulation

Beyond Airspace Safety: A Feminist Perspective on Drone Privacy Regulation Prof. Kristen Thomasen Assistant Professor University of Windsor Faculty of Law   ABSTRACT:  The impact of drones on women’s privacy has recently garnered sensational attention in media and popular discussions. Media headlines splash stories about drones spying on sunbathing or naked women and girls, drones being used to stalk women through public spaces, and drones delivering abortion pills to women who might otherwise lack access. Yet despite this popular attention, and the immense literature that has emerged analyzing the privacy implications of drone technology, questions about how the drone might enhance or undermine women’s privacy in particular have not yet been the subject of significant academic analys ...

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Windsor Law Team Invited to Oxford IP Moot-Oral Rounds

From left: Professor Pascale Chapdelaine;  Student team members: Annissa Kwok, Nimisha Dubey, and Aaraf Dewan

Madiha Khan LTEC Lab Student Writer Dual J.D., 2019   Windsor law has been invited to participate in the 16th Annual Oxford International Intellectual Property Law Moot! Windsor Law is among the 28 teams from law schools around the world that have been invited to take part in the oral rounds based on the quality of their written submissions.  Student team members Annissa Kwok, Nimisha Dubey, and Aaraf Dewan, as well as their coach, Professor Pascale Chapdelaine, will make the trip across the pond next month to the University of Oxford to take part in this highly prestigious competition.   The competition is set to take place from March 15th to 17th and will consist of at least four preliminary rounds, followed by the quarter-finals, semi-finals and a grand final round. This year’ ...

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

Madiha Khan, 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 rather than law ...

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