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… Continue reading

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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… Continue reading

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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… Continue reading

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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.  … 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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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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