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Picket and Pickles

Grading season is in full swing and concludes what has been, by all accounts, an insane academic year. September started normally enough, with the addition of a new class to my portfolio: Nominate Torts, and its vastly random array of cases (slippery fowl + tulips + spring-gun = Bird v. Holbrook). Rumors of a looming […] Read more

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What CBC v. Sodrac tells us about technological change, and who should benefit from it

Some say that CBC v. Sodrac (2015 SCC 57) is not about copyright, but about balancing principles of statutory interpretation. Others say that it's about technological change and legislative technique. I believe CBC v. Sodrac is about technological change, and who should benefit from it. Giulia Forsythe, Brock University,  Centre for Pedagogical Innovation Explicitly Justice […] Read more

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Global IP Congress 2015

The 4th Global IP Congress on IP & the Public Interest (@gcongress, #gcip2015) is currently under way at Delhi's National Law University. It gathers researchers from across the globe and focuses on users rights, openness, development as well  as access to medicines; delegates are covering subjects ranging from IP & diversity to the availability of […] Read more

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Robson Hall is recruiting!

Our Faculty is looking to hire law professors (tenure stream positions) and we especially encourage applications from candidates whose research and teaching interests focus on advocacy, criminal law and procedure, evidence, negotiation, and/or private law areas. For more information, please check offers  21397 et 21397/21398 on the University of Manitoba's website. The Search Committee will begin […] Read more

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Daniel Gervais on "The Tradification of Intellectual Property: Lessons from and for the TPP"

Though the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement was signed almost a month ago, Canadians are still wondering about its scope and implications. We are therefore very pleased that Prof. Daniel Gervais, of Vanderbilt University, accepted to guide us through the IP related aspects of the TPP.   Read more

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Tour de France

(The original text was written in French, this post is a rough translation) I am in the unusual position of being a francophone, and a civil law trained jurist, teaching common law in English. As such, I am uniquely qualified to explain the arcanes of the rule against perpetuities to French jurists, which is why […] Read more