Global Technology Law

Global Technology Law and Policy – Spring 2014
Global Technology Law and Policy is an intensive three-week seminar that examines the development of global technology and intellectual property policy. The course is a joint initiative of the University of Ottawa and the University of Haifa with ten students from each university participating. The first week of the course will be held in Ottawa with five classes focused on global technology law institutions including the World Intellectual Property Organization, ICANN, the ITU, and the OECD. Classes will also feature several guest lectures and academic site visits. Students will transfer after the first week to the University of Haifa, where classes will continue during weeks two and three on the global institutions and the development on policies on intellectual property, Internet governance, and privacy.  Students will form project groups to focus on a single specific policy issue and present their findings to the class in the final week of classes.

Student Presentation Groups

Brown and Marden, Regulating Code: Nguyen, Winston, Azoulay, Weiss

Mueller, Networks and States: Bell, Moghtaderi, Levi, Ben David  
DeNardis, The Global War for Internet Governance, Lynch, Cote, Zohar, Blumenfeld
Bennett and Raab, The Governance of Privacy: Royes, Weiss, Reich, Marciano   
Drahos, Information Feudalism: Power, Rooney, Forlit, Erdinest
Course Schedule (Draft Subject to Change – as of May 11, 2014):


April 28, 2014

14:00 – 17:00 (FTX 102)

Introduction to course and participants.  Overview of global technology law and policy making.

Class slides


April 29, 2014

10:45 – 11:45: Tour of Canadian Parliament

13:00 – 16:00 (FTX 102)

Internet Governance

Class slides


April 30, 2014

10:15 – 12:00: Supreme Court of Canada tour, meeting with Justice Michael Moldaver

13:00 – 16:00 (FTX 102)

Presentation on Brown and Marsden, Regulating Code

Privacy Law, Canada

15:00 – 16:00: Guest Lecture: Chantal Bernier, Interim Privacy Commissioner of Canada


18:30 pm:

Sports Night in Canada, Real Sports Bar and Grill, 90 George Street (Byward Market)

May 1, 2014

10:00 – 12:00 (Ambassador’s Residence: 412 Lansdowne Road North)

Breakfast Meeting with Israeli Ambassador to Canada Rafael Barak

13:00 – 16:00 (FTX 102)

Internet governance guest panel featuring CIRA CEO Byron Holland and ARIN Board Member Tim Denton (13:00 – 14:00)

Privacy Law, Israel


May 2, 2014

9:00 – 12:00 (FTX 102)

Presentation on Mueller, Networks and States

Guest Speaker: Professor Ian Kerr, University of Ottawa


Vannevar Bush, As We May Think
Google Glass (video)
Google Glass (demo)
Bailey & Kerr, Seizing Control?: The Experience Capture Experiments of Ringley and Mann
Byrne Reilly, New York Police Department is Beta-Testing Google Glass

14:00 – 15:30 – New Developments in Canadian Communications Law Conference, Ottawa Convention Centre (optional)

May 3 – 5, 2014
– Travel to Israel

May 6, 2014 – Yom Haatzmaut (Israel Independence Day)

May 7, 2014

11:00 – 14:00 (Room 3044)

Global policy and tensions on privacy
Europe data regulation

Class slides


Tene, Systematic Government Access to Private Sector Data in Israel
EU, Progress on EU Data Protection Reform Now Irreversible

May 8, 2014

11:00 – 14:00 (Room 6004)

Student Presentation on DeNardis, Global War for Internet Governance

Intellectual Property Pressures: SOPA, ACTA, bi-lateral trade

Class slides


5:45 – 7:45 (Room 3021)

Guest lecture by Dean Nathalie Des Rosiers, Privacy is a Public Good
Reception to follow

May 9 – 10, 2014 – Free Days

May 11, 2014

12:00 – 15:00 (Room 4026)

Student Presentation on Bennett and Raab, Governance of Privacy

Student presentation on Drahos, Information Feudalism

Future of Intellectual property policy making

Class slides

May 12, 2014

Trip to Jerusalem.  Meetings at Ministry of Justice with Howard Poliner (IP Policy) and  Supreme Court of Israel.  Tour of Old City of Jerusalem.

Depart hotel at 7:30 am
Return approx 20:00

May 13, 2014

12:00 – 14:30

Trip to Tel Aviv.  Internet advertising and Internet governance discussion at Google Israel office.