jonhz_2017-Oct-30 by Jonathan Hernández

NAFTA and the Digital Environment: My Keynote on Striking a Fair Balance on Copyright and Digital Policy

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.

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November 1, 2017 Comments are Disabled Keynote Speaking, News, Video
Ryerson talk screen shot,

Canadian Copyright, OA, and OER: Why the Open Access Road Still Leads Back to Copyright

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.

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October 26, 2017 8 comments Keynote Speaking, News, Video
2009 “Innovation Canada” by Musée des sciences et de la technologie du Canada’s photostream. (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0). 

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.  

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April 10, 2017 Comments are Disabled Video

Broadbent Institute: The TPP Free Trade Charade 

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. 

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April 7, 2016 Comments are Disabled Video
Video, Droit/Law+Tech – Michael Geist – Now What?: Canadian Privacy and Surveillance Law.  

CRDP UdeM: Droit/Law+Tech – Michael Geist – Now What?: Canadian Privacy and Surveillance Law

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. 

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March 16, 2016 Comments are Disabled Video