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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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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