To Scan or Not to Scan

Monica Carinci Student Writer, Windsor Law LTEC Lab  J.D., 2018   In 2012, the Copyright Modernization Act came into force, adding “education” to the list of fair dealing purposes that do not infringe copyright. Concordia University’s Centre for Expanded Poetics [the “Centre”] appears to have either relied on the expanded definition of fair dealing, or… Continue reading

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A Pivotal Technology in the Development of Gene Therapy: The ongoing CRISPR-Cas9 patent battle

Aaraf Dewan, M.Sc. Student Writer, Windsor Law LTEC Lab  J.D., 2019   On February 15,2017, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO decided to uphold the patents from both Feng Zhang and Jennifer Doudna regarding the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology. The USPTO rejected Doudna’s claim that Zhang’s patents, had interfering claims with her earlier… Continue reading

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Blockchain has the potential to remake the internet landscape. Are we ignoring the legal and regulatory risks?

Muharem Kianieff Associate Professor University of Windsor, Faculty of Law   Satoshi Nakamoto[1] is a name that most people associate with the development of Bitcoin, the famous crypto-currency payment system that promises to make direct peer to peer payments between individuals without the use of an intermediary.  While Bitcoin has yet to displace traditional payment… Continue reading

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Technological Neutrality: Tension and Limitations

Pascale Chapdelaine Associate Professor University of Windsor, Faculty of Law   In this post, Professor Chapdelaine reflects on the principle of technological neutrality as applied to copyright law in recent judgments by the Supreme Court of Canada. While intuitively appealing, in particular in how the Supreme Court has applied technological neutrality to balance the competing… Continue reading

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