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 analysis. This paper contributes to the growing drone privacy literature by exa ...

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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 Student Writer, Windsor Law LTEC Lab  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 rou ...

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

Madiha Khan, Student Writer, Windsor Law LTEC Lab 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 ra ...

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

Madiha Khan Student Writer, Windsor Law LTEC Lab  Dual J.D., 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 what it’s like teaching IP law in an international setting, how she got there, and what her time was like at Wind ...

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

Monica Carinci Student Writer, Windsor Law LTEC Lab J.D., 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 co ...

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

  Monica Carinci Student Writer, Windsor Law LTEC Lab J.D., 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. &n ...

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

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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 Research Assistant, Windsor Law LTEC Lab J.D., 2019   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 ...

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Attorneys on Amazon? Online Marketplaces for Legal Services

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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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Global Takedowns on Google: Canada leading the way, but are we going in the right direction?

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Monica Carinci Student Writer, Windsor Law LTEC Lab  J.D., 2018   On Thursday June 28, 2017 the Supreme Court of Canada (the “SCC”) released its highly anticipated decision in the Google Inc. v Equustek Solution Inc. case. The case involves the intersection of censorship, freedom of expression and anti-competition in the context of technology.   Equustek, a manufacturer of networking devices, sought an injunction that would force Google  to de-index the website of Equustek’s distributor-turned-competitor, Datalink. Datalink was formerly a distributor of Equustek’s products, until Equustek sued Datalink for infringing its intellectual property rights in 2011.  Datalink passed off Equustek’s products as their own by relabeling and repackaging the goods, and also used trade secrets ...

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