McGill Law – Internet Law

Hiya LAWG 536 students! Welcome!

Please note most of the documents linked to below will open in new tabs / windows. Some Zip files and PowerPoint presentations will open a download window. Lots of times this will depend on your browser.

Have a great day!

AM

Fall 2019 

Admin crap:

Here’s the updated schedule for the rest of the semester (posted October 24 2019)

And latest full class syllabus (PDF, September 10, 2019, v4)

And the sign-up sheet for presentations (Google spreadsheet)

And a link to all audio recordings (including past years); links to individual lectures found in each class below

Class 1 – Sept 4 – A Series of Tubes

Supplementary Reading (PDF)

Warren Wilansky’s presentation (.PPTX, will download)

AM Note – I am REALLY sorry, I screwed up the recording of the class and it is not available. This happens once a semester, at least it happened early this year!

Class 2 – Sept 11 – “Does Anyone Govern the Internet? A look at internet subject matter jurisdiction and net neutrality”

Required and Supplemental Readings (Zip file download)

My PowerPoint Slides (.PPTX, will download)

Audio recording of class

Class 3 – September 18 – “Hands Off My Stuff – Copyright (and other IP) on the Internet, and territorial jurisdiction and other preliminary matters”

Required readings (Zip file download)

Supplemental readings (Zip file download)

My PowerPoint slides (.pptx, will download)

Audio recording of class

Dylan’s Tariff-22 case presentation (.pptx, will download)

Class 4 – September 25 – Finishing Class 3

Audio recording of class

My PowerPoint slides (.pptx, will download)

Class 5 – October 5 – “Introduction to Privacy and Data Protection Law in Canada” (for realz this time) and “Expression and Access to Justice in the Digital Age” with Guest Lecturer Prof. Karen Eltis

Required and supplemental readings for Intro to Privacy, i.e. what was planned for class 4 so you probably downloaded them already (Zip File Download)

Readings for Prof. Eltis’ Presentation (Zip file download)

Audio recording of class Note: only the 2nd half of class as Prof. Eltis did not want to be recorded

My PowerPoint slides (.pptx, will download)

Class 6 – October 9 – Finishing Privacy and beginning Surviving the Mean Tweets of Montreal – Defamation in the internet Age

Required and supplemental readings

Audio recording of class Note: I left the recording running during the break, sorry about that!

My PowerPoint slides (.pptx will download)

Class 7 – October 16 – Defamation in the Internet Age (cont.) and possibly some Rights to your Image but let’s face it probably not a chance in hell I obviously suck at planning, at this point I freely admit it

Required and Supplemental Readings (Zip file download)

My PowerPoint Slides (.pptx will download)

Audio recording of class Note (again!): I left the recording running during most of the break, sorry about that!

Class 8 – October 30 – Forget Me Not? – the Right to Be Forgotten in Europe (and Canada?) and Introduction to European Data Protection (and sure, finishing up defamation because what would this class be if I wasn’t behind…)

Required and supplemental readings (I had some serious F*ing issues uploading the Zip file for some reason. This is a link to the Zip file on Google Drive, you can download it from there, see the little down arrow in the top right of the screen. Sorry for the inconvenience!)

My PowerPoint Slides (.pptx, will download)

Audio Recording of Class Note: (3rd time in a row!) I left the recording running during the break. F*** me.

Class 9 – November 6 – My Image is My Own – Rights to your image and reputation online and “revenge porn” (fingers crossed!)

READINGS – you should have downloaded them weeks ago, if not, see Class 7 above

My PowerPoint slides (.pptx, will download)

Link to Sean Cohen’s presentation slides on Libra & Calibra

Audio recording of class Perfect for a change!

Class 10 – November 13 – Some SPAM stuff and “Is AI smarter than a law student? The legal, privacy and data protection issues relating to artificial intelligence” with guest speaker Maître Danielle Miller Olofsson, Chief Privacy and Knowledge Officer BCF LLP; Université de Montréal

SPAM Class materials (Zip file download)

Artificial Intelligence and the Legal Sector (McGill CIPP / UdeM Cybrjustice Lab) conference page on Facebook

My PowerPoint slides are kind of  useless as I didn’t really teach much (one slide of actual teaching!) but here they are anyway

Audio recording of class

Class 11 – November 20:

Topic 1: Working on a (block)chain gang – The legal ramifications of Cryptocurrency and the Blockchain; Guest speaker: Maître Jillian Friedman, Leader, Blockchain Solutions at National Bank of Canada.

Topic 2: Who wants to sue Facebook? Using Class Action Lawsuits to Protect Data Security and Privacy; Guest speaker: Maître David Assor, Founder, Lex Group

Class 12 – Finishing stuff!

My PPT slides

Audio recording of class (just me, no student presentations)


Fall 2018 ARCHIVE

Class 1 – Sept 4 – A Series of Tubes

Supplementary Reading (PDF)

Steve Bissonnette of Plank Multimedia presentation slides (PDF)

Audio recording of class

Class 2 – Sept 11 – “Does Anyone Govern the Internet? A look at internet subject matter jurisdiction and net neutrality”

Required and Supplemental Readings (Zip file download)

My PowerPoint slides (.pptx, will download)

Audio recording of class

Class 3 – Sept 18 – “Hands Off My Stuff – Copyright (and other IP) on the Internet, and territorial jurisdiction and other preliminary matters”

Required readings (Zip file download)

Supplemental readings (Zip file download)

My PowerPoint slides (.pptx, will download)

Audio recording of class

Class 4 – Sept 25 – “Introduction to Privacy and Data Protection Law in Canada” (scheduled)  – “Finishing Class 3” (actual)

Required and supplemental readings (Zip File Download)

Audio recording of class

My PowerPoint Slides, edited version just the Class 3 finish stuff (.pptx, will download)

Class 5 – October 2 – “Introduction to Privacy and Data Protection Law in Canada” (seriously this time!)

The materials – see class 4 above!

My PowerPoint slides (.pptx, will download)

Audio recording of class

Class 6 – October 9 – “Surviving the Mean Tweets of Montreal – Defamation in the internet Age”

Required and supplemental readings (Zip File Download)

Audio recording of class

My PowerPoint Slides (.pptx, will download)

Class 7 – October 23 – “SPAM SPAM SPAM EGGS SAUSAGE AND SPAM – When selling you stuff online clashes with your privacy rights” (Guest lecturer Maître Eloïse Gratton)

Required readings (Zip file download)

Me Gratton’s Slides (.pptx, will download)

Audio Recording of Class

Class 8 – October 30- “My Image is My Own – Rights to your image and reputation online and ‘revenge porn'”

Required and Supplemental Readings (Zip file download)

Audio recording of class

My PowerPoint Slides (.pptx, will download)

Class 9 – November 6 – “Forget Me Not? – the Right to Be Forgotten in Europe (and Canada?) and Introduction to European Data Protection”

Required and Supplemental Readings (Zip file download)

Audio recording of class

My PowerPoint Slides (.pptx, will download)

Class 10 – November 13 – “Litigating in the Information Technology and Internet Spheres” with Me Kristian Brabander and “Expression and Access to Justice in the Digital Age” with Prof. Karen Eltis

Readings for Prof. Eltis’ Presentation (Zip file download)

Please note there are no slides for this class (well there were, but nothing substantive on them)

Please note that there is no audio recording of this class, as the guest speakers did not want their talks recorded

Class 11 – November 20 – “Introduction to the substantive law of cybercrime in Canada” and “Call the lawyers – the data has been breached!” with Guest speaker Maître Antoine Aylwin

Readings (Zip file download)

My PowerPoint Slides (.pptx, will download)

Audio recording of class

Class 12 – November 27 – “Finishing up a whole bunch of stuff” and Me Kate Wilson, Legal Counsel, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Here’s a link to the one reading you won’t do (PDF, will open in new tab)

My PowerPoint Slides (.pptx, will download)

Kate Wilson’s slides (.pptx, will download)

Audio Recording of class

That’s all folks! Good luck in your exams and papers 


Fall 2017 ARCHIVE

(NOTE: The course at the time was called “Cybersecurity and Privacy”, but the materials were roughly the same)

Class 1 – Sept 5 – A Series of Tubes

Warren Wilansky of Plank Multimedia presentation slides (PDF)

Audio recording of class (starts 5 minutes late, sorry!)

Class 2 – Sept 12 – “Does Anyone Govern the Internet? A look at internet subject matter jurisdiction and net neutrality”

Class 2 September 12 materials (link to page with Zip file)

Supplementary readings, “Freedom on the Net – Canada Report 2017” by Allen Mendelsohn (PDF)

My PowerPoint slides (.pptx, will download)

Audio recording of class (which I F*d up again! forget to restart after the break, so Aliah’s presentation did not get recorded)

Class 3 – Sept 19 – “Hands Off My Stuff – Copyright (and other IP) on the Internet, and territorial jurisdiction and other preliminary matters”

Required Readings (Zip file download)

Supplementary materials (Zip file download)

Note! I did not include the full judgment in Norwich (in the supplementary materials) because it is ridiculous. I excerpted the important part.

My PowerPoint slides (.pptx, will download)

Audio recording of class (not bad this time, I only forgot to pause it at the break)

Class 4 – Sept 26 – “Introduction to Privacy and Data Protection Law in Canada”

All readings including the supplemental one (Zip file download)

A reminder to please make sure you have the “Sample privacy policy” with you in class as I will be doing something with it. Though you should also read it in advance. It is a required reading after all! :-p

My PowerPoint Slides (.pptx, will download)

Audio recording of class

Class 5 – October 3 – “Surviving the Mean Tweets of Montreal – Defamation in the internet Age”

Required and Supplemental Readings (Zip file download)

Andy’s presentation Grant v. Torstar (external link to prezi)

My PowerPoint slides (.pptx, will download)

Audio recording of class

Class 6 – October 10 – “My Image is My Own – Rights to your image and reputation online and revenge porn”

Required and Supplemental Readings (Zip file download)

Audio recording of class

My PowerPoint slides (.pptx, will download)

Class 7 – October 24 – Introduction to Cybersecurity and Cybercrime

Guest speaker Alana Maurushat

Prof. Maurushat’s slides (PDF)

Audio recording of class

Class 8 – October 31 – [[Expression and Access to Justice in the Digital Age – Actual class]] – Introduction to the substantive law of cybercrime in Canada

Guest speaker Karen Eltis

Readings (Zip file download)

Audio recording of class

My PowerPoint slides (.pptx, will download)

Class 9 – November 7 – SPAM SPAM SPAM EGGS SAUSAGE AND SPAM – When selling you stuff online clashes with your privacy rights

Guest speaker: Maître Eloïse Gratton

Readings (Zip file download)

Maitre Gratton’s PowerPoint Slides (.pptx, will download)

Class 10 – A whole bunch of important and fun tech and internet stuff

Audio Recording of class (note – only the furst half of class, Me Brabander did not want his portion recorded)

My PowerPoint slides (.pptx, will download)

Class 11 – Forget Me Not? – the Right to Be Forgotten in Europe (and Canada?) and Introduction to European Data Protection

Readings (pretty big Zip file download of everything)

Audio Recording of class

My PowerPoint Slides (.pptx, will download)

Class 12 – We did it for the lulz – Cybersecurity from the hackers’ perspective

Guest speaker: Prof. Gabriella Coleman

Class materials (.zip file, will  download)


Have a great day!

AM

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