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.  … Continue reading

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Architectural Drawings, Drafting Software, and the Scope of Copyright Protection-

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Dragana Bukejlovic Student Writer, Windsor Law LTEC Lab J.D., 2018 June 21, 2017 Technological advancement has had a substantial impact on many industries throughout the last century.  Computer software has enabled professionals and every day users to perform their work in a more efficient way. Drafting software has had an impact on the architectural industry… Continue reading

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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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