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 […]

I have a few upcoming talks in the month of January on copyright issues: January 16th, 4:00 p.m. “Copyright@Huron: Navigating the New Copyright Landscape” Huron College-Room W116 (1349 Western Rd. – London, Ontario) January 24th, 1:00 pm at Queens University (in Kingston, Ontario) January 30th, 9:05 am (part of panel on FIMS faculty research at […]

Here is my submission to the consultation on the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy (…if you have been thinking of sending one in, note they are due today!) Submission of Prof. Samuel E. Trosow on Tri-Agency Open Access Policy Please accept this note as a submission in support of the Draft Tri-Agency Open Access Policy. I […]

Here is an entry written by Lisa Di Valentino, originally pubished at   It’s just been announced the the University of Toronto and the University of Western Ontario have declined to renew the controversial blanket licence with collective Access Copyright, ending months of speculation over what the universities had planned.The decision follows Western’s overhaul […]

The Supreme Court of Canada has  issued a unanimous decision dismissing an appeal brought by the Alberta Information and Privacy Commissioner in Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner) v. United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 401 (2013 SCC 62).  The judgment of the unanimous Court delivered by Justices Abella and Cromwell  was a sweeping endorsement of […]


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