Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to deliver a keynote lecture at American University, Washington College of Law on NAFTA and the digital environment. A video of the talk can be found here (my remarks start just after 11:40) and is embedded below.
NAFTA and the Digital Environment: My Keynote on Striking a Fair Balance on Copyright and Digital Policy
It is open access week and this year I had the honour of delivering the keynote address at a terrific open access event co-sponsored by the Ryerson University Library and Archives and the University of Toronto Libraries. My talk – which can be viewed in full here or from the embed below – starts with a review of the remarkable success of open access over the past 15 years, but quickly shifts toward the continuing connection between balanced copyright and open access.
Centre for International Governance Innovation: Michael Geist on the Impact of Copyright and Fair Use on Innovation
I discussed how flexibilities as opposed to strong enforcement of copyright can encourage innovation. I talk about what we can learn from the Australian Government’s Productivity Commission” to apply to Canada’s innovation policies.
I joined Ianik Marcil, Pia Eberhardt, Angella MacEwen at the Progress Summit moderated by Andrew Jackson to talk about the TPP Free Trade Agreement. I highlighted the mandated intellectual property rules and privacy rules in the agreement and how it could affect Canada’s own domestic laws.
I spoke at the “Law + Tech – Current Issues in eHealth and Cybersurveillance” organized by the L.R. Wilson Chair at the Université de Montréal. I discussed the use of metadata, internet users’ data, and how the law should address its use in the post-Snowden era.