Global Technology Law and Policy: Spring 2015
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
DeNardis, The Global War for Internet Governance: Colbert, Widdowson, Granot, Pi-ell
Deibert, Black Code: Pantis, Martinez, Elfassy, Pletinsky
Richards, Intellectual Privacy: Falkenstein, Ashurov, Pinhas, Ben-David
Bennett and Raab, The Governance of Privacy: Madzingo, Ormond, Hadaya, Nehemya
Drahos, Information Feudalism: Sivasothy, Sully, Youseri, Toby
Course Schedule (Draft Subject to Change – as of April 23, 2015):
April 27, 2015
13:00 – 16:00 (FTX 102)
Introduction to course and participants. Overview of global technology law and policy making.
- Benkler et al, Social Mobilization and the Networked Public Sphere: Mapping the SOPA-PIPA Debate
- Hamburger and Gold, Google, Once Disdainful of Lobbying, Now a Master of Washington Influence
- Geist, Field of Dreams?: Public Participation in Canadian Digital Law and Policy
- Zarsky, Social Justice, Social Norms and the Governance of Social Media
April 28, 2015
10:15 – 11:30: Tour of Parliament Buildings. Meet at Centre Block
16:00 – 19:00 (FTX 102)
- Mueller and Kuerbis, Roadmap for globalizing IANA: Four principles and a proposal for reform
- Stern v. Iran
- Goldstein, The End of the Internet
- Cerf et al, Internet Governance Is Our Shared Responsibility
April 29, 2015
9:45 – 11:00: Supreme Court of Canada tour, meeting with Justice Marshall Rothstein
13:00 – 16:00 (FTX 102)
Guest lecture: Byron Holland, CEO, Canadian Internet Registration Authority
Guest lecture: Rob Hall, CEO, Momentous Corp.
Presentation on DeNardis, The Global War for Internet Governance
April 30, 2015
10:15 – 11:30 (Ambassador’s Residence: 412 Lansdowne Road North)
Breakfast Meeting with Israeli Ambassador to Canada Rafael Barak
13:00 – 16:00 (FTX 102)
Privacy Law, Canada
Guest lecturer: Chantal Bernier, Former Acting Privacy Commissioner of Canada
- OPC, Privacy and Cyber Security: Emphasizing privacy protection in cyber security activities
- Geist, Why Watching the Watchers Isn’t Enough: Canadian Surveillance in the Post-Snowden Environment
May 1, 2015
9:00 – 12:00 (FTX 102)
Presentation on Deibert, Black Code
Guest lecturer: Professor Ian Kerr, University of Ottawa
- Calo, The Drone as Privacy Catalyst
- Nissenbaum, The Problem of Privacy in Public
- Reidenberg, Privacy in Public
May 2 – 4, 2015 - Travel to Israel
May 5, 2015
12:00 – 15:00 (Room TBD)
Global policy and tensions on privacy
Europe data regulation
- Zarsky, The Future of Privacy Forum, The US – EU Safe Harbor: An Analysis of the Framework’s Effectiveness in Protecting Personal Privacy
- Bradford, The Brussels Effect (pgs. 2-19, 22-26, 39-43, 48-63)
- John Oliver interview of Edward Snowden (video)
16:00 – 18:00 (Room TBD)
Geist keynote at Women in the Net Symposium
May 6, 2015
16:00 – 19:00 (Room TBD)
Presentation on Richards, Intellectual Privacy
Intellectual Property Pressures: SOPA, ACTA, bi-lateral trade
- Duncan Matthews, The Rise and Fall of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA): Lessons for the European Union
- Sell, The Global IP Upward Ratchet
May 7, 2015
9:00 – 12:00 (Room TBD)
Student Presentation on Bennett and Raab, Governance of Privacy
Student presentation on Drahos, Information Feudalism
Future of Intellectual property policy making
17:45 – 19:45 (Room TBD)
Guest lectures by Professor Niva Elkin Koren and Michael Geist on intellectual property
Reception to follow
May 8 – 9, 2015 – Free Days
May 10, 2015
Trip to Tel Aviv. Internet advertising, intellectual property and privacy/security discussions.
Meeting at Grey Israel.
Meeting at Herzog, Fox & Neeman.
Walking tour of Tel Aviv.
May 11, 2015
Trip to Jerusalem.
Tour of Israel Museum including the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Tour of Supreme Court of Israel and meeting with Justice Daphne Barak-Erez.
Depart hotel at 8:00
Return approx 20:00 (students can be dropped off at airport or stay on in Jerusalem if preferred)