Intellectual Property

Control over, and access to, knowledge determines how the benefits of scientific, technological, and other advancements are realized and distributed throughout our information society. How exactly does protection of intellectual property rights shape the global knowledge economy? Better understanding and then influencing the law of patents, copyrights, trademarks, secrets, and many related legal rules are among my top research priorities.

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Who Really Owns the Stanley Cup?

As most of you remember, there was one year where the Stanley Cup was not awarded because of a labour dispute between the National Hockey League and its players.  This dispute resulted in the 2004-2005 lockout, as well as a lawsuit over the ownership of the Stanley Cup. The...

How to Compensate Artists for Private Copying

My work on the topic of artist compensation in Canada was presented to the Uniform Law Conference of Canada’s annual meeting in St. John’s, Canada in August 2005. The ideas presented were incorporated into an article on the role of levies in Canada’s digital music marketplace, published in the...