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New Developments in Communications Law and Policy

Shaw Centre, Ottawa
14 AND 15 NOVEMBER 2017

IIC Canadian Chapter Annual Conference

This conference will bring together leading communications sector players to discuss developments in Canadian and international communications law and policy.

The conference continues the 30-year tradition of an annual event run under the auspices of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Media and Communications Section of the Canadian Bar Association. IIC Canada is proud to host this important event for the first time this year.

Keynote Speakers

Brendan Carr

Brendan Carr

Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), USA

Grace Koh

Grace Koh

Special Assistant to President for Technology, Telecoms and Cybersecurity, The White House

Ian Scott

Ian Scott

Chairperson and CEO, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)

 


Discussion Themes

 

Copyright Law Review

COPYRIGHT LAW REVIEW

Five years following the amendments of the Copyright Act, triggers a mandatory five-year review. The key issues will be analysed.

Fake News and Regulation of Internet Content

FAKE NEWS AND REGULATION OF CONTENT

How lawyers, the courts, Internet service providers, web site managers and others should deal with defamation, hate speech and intentionally circulated false news.

Law in the Internet Era

law in the internet era

A consideration of the reach of Canadian and foreign courts over the provision of multi-jurisdictional Internet services.

 

Piracy of Digital Products and Services

PIRACY OF DIGITAL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Developments involving virtual private networks, set-top boxes and other means of circumventing previously agreed rights.

Privacy Law Developments

PRIVACY LAW DEVELOPMENTS

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner's consultation on the meaning of "consent" in digital services, legislative changes and diverging policies in the U.S. and Europe. 

Surveillance and Cyberattacks

surveillance and cyberattacks

The Government of Canada's cyber security consultations, reconsideration of Bill C-51, and cyber security issues in the era of ransomware and the IoT. 

 


 

PLUS:

  • The CRTC's Enforcement Regime – An assessment of the CRTC's expanding enforcement regimes, authorized by the Telecommunications Act and the Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), with a comparison to other enforcement models.
  • Impact of New Technologies on Lawyers and Others

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The conference will be of interest to lawyers, regulators and policy makers, as well as business executives, consultants and academics who need to stay up-to-date on developments affecting the Canadian communications industries.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE

  • Research papers on key legal and policy issues
  • Regulatory Handbooks on Canadian telecommunications and broadcasting law prepared biennially by McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Lawyers will receive Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Credits for 2017, including professionalism credits.

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