IP Osgoode and the Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security present:
VIEW ARCHIVED WEBCAST
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 (9:00am – 1:00pm)
Schulich School of Business (Room W132)
9:15-9:30 Welcoming remarks
PART 1: LIVELIHOOD
9:30-10:15 Panel 1: Digital Rights Contracts
The panelists will discuss freelance authors and digital rights contracts, copyright class actions, labour relations mechanisms, and Status of the Artist legislation.
Kirk M. Baert, Partner, Koskie Minsky LLP
Sandy Crawley, Executive Director, Professional Writers Association of Canada
Wendy Matheson, Partner, Torys LLP
10:15-11:00 Panel 2: The Thawing of Libel Chill
The panelists will discuss libel chill, the “responsible communication” test, “libel tourism”, and their own experiences with defamation law.
Elaine Dewar, Author and Journalist
Heather Robertson, Author and Journalist
Paul B. Schabas, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
PART 2: LIFE
11:00-11:45 Panel 3: The Role of Internet Giants in Totalitarian States
The panelists will discuss online censorship, the cyberspace arms race, government surveillance of citizens, and corporate social responsibility.
Ronald J. Deibert, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Citizen Lab at the Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto.
Stéphane Leman-Langlois, Professor of Criminology and Canada Research Chair in Surveillance and the Social Construction of Risk, Université Laval.
11:45-12:30 Panel 4: Legal Recourse for the Torture, Kidnapping, and Murder of Journalists
The panelists will discuss legal recourse for the torture, kidnapping and murder of journalists, and the doctrine of state immunity.
Jayne Stoyles, Executive Director of the Canadian Centre for International Justice and Ashoka Canada Fellow
John A. Terry, Partner, Torys LLP