R v. Fearon: The Supreme Court on cell phones and privacy by Lisa Di Valentino On December 11, 2014, the Supreme Court released its decision in R. v. Fearon, which I brought up in an earlier post about a similar case in the U.S. (Riley v. California, Supreme Court of the United States). In this post […]

Copyright and Licensing Agreements: Are We Signing Away Our Rights? This presentation will examine the relationship between copyright law and provisions in licensing agreements which are often in tension. Contractual provisions that seek to limit the ability of end-users (such as faculty and students) to fully utilize licensed materials are nothing new.  But in the […]

I will be heading out to Edmonton later this month to give a series of talks and to offer a one-unit course in Copyright at UA’s School of Library and Information Studies. Here is the announcement from the SLIS webpage: SLIS is proud to announce that this October we will be hosting SLIS Distinguished Scholar […]

Here is something not on copyright, privacy or telecom policy.  My wife, Marie Blosh, is running for City Council in London Ontario.  Here is the statement she issued today (which coincidentally is the 40th anniversary of the resignation of Richard Nixon) PRESS RELEASE: August 8, 2014 Marie Blosh Declares Candidacy for City Council in Ward […]

Here is a posting written by Lisa Di Valentino about the cell phone privacy decision issued last week from the US Supreme Court   U.S. Supreme Court: Warrant needed to search cell phone of arrested individual by Lisa Di Valentino Earlier this month, the Canadian Supreme Court handed down its judgement in R. v. Spencer, […]

Here is a posting written by Lisa Di Valentino about the internet privacy decision issued today from the SCC . . . Supreme Court confirms importance of information privacy and Internet anonymity by Lisa Di Valentino Today, the Canadian Supreme Court handed down its long-awaited decision in R. v. Spencer. Daniel Therrien, Canada’s new Privacy […]

Originally posted on PLG London:
In early May, the dean of Health Sciences at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) was fired for writing an open letter called “Silence of the Deans,” criticizing its new strategic plan, TransformUS. The university justified its actions, saying that Professor Buckingham had betrayed the trust of the university administration by…

The Edmonton Chapter of the Progressive Librarians Guild has issued a Call for Proposals for its fourth annual Organize and Assemble Symposium.  Submissions are due on July 4th;  this year the conference proceedings will be published in the Progressive Librarian. I’m honored to have been selected as the keynote speaker for this year. Here is […]

Copyright and the Modern Academic Debate Series 2014 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences – Brock University Copyright law is an increasingly contentious issue for Canadian academics in their roles as teachers, researchers, and creators. In a series of three debates, co-sponsored by Brock University Council for Research in the Social Sciences (CRISS) and […]

Here is a guest posting by Michael McNally analysing the recently announced 2500 MHz Band Spectrum Auction Framework: This past Friday (Jan 10, 2014) Industry Canada released the Licensing and Technical Framework for the Broadband Radio Service (BRS) – 2500 MHz Band, for the 2015 auction (not to be confused with the 700MHz auction that […]


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