Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law, Full Professor, University of Ottawa
Dr. Michael Geist is a law professor at the University of Ottawa where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law. He has obtained a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees from Cambridge University in the UK and Columbia Law School in New York, and a Doctorate in Law (J.S.D.) from Columbia Law School. Dr. Geist is a syndicated columnist on technology law issues with his regular column appearing in the Toronto Star, the Hill Times, and the Tyee. Dr. Geist is the editor of several copyright books including The Copyright Pentalogy: How the Supreme Court of Canada Shook the Foundations of Canadian Copyright Law (2013, University of Ottawa Press), From “Radical Extremism” to “Balanced Copyright”: Canadian Copyright and the Digital Agenda (2010, Irwin Law) and In the Public Interest: The Future of Canadian Copyright Law (2005, Irwin Law), the editor of several monthly technology law publications, and the author of a popular blog on Internet and intellectual property law issues.
Dr. Geist serves on many boards, including the CANARIE Board of Directors, the Canadian Legal Information Institute Board of Directors, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation Advisory Board. He has received numerous awards for his work including the Kroeger Award for Policy Leadership and the Public Knowledge IP3 Award in 2010, the Les Fowlie Award for Intellectual Freedom from the Ontario Library Association in 2009, the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Pioneer Award in 2008, Canarie’s IWAY Public Leadership Award for his contribution to the development of the Internet in Canada and he was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2003. In 2010, Managing Intellectual Property named him on the 50 most influential people on intellectual property in the world and Canadian Lawyer named him one of the 25 most influential lawyers in Canada in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
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This opening plenary session is an opportunity to set the tone for the day and help generate a shared understanding of what digital citizenship is (or isn’t). Discussants: Dr. Nathan Matias, Postdoctoral Researcher, Princeton University’s Centre for Information Technology Policy Meghan Hellstern, Education and Community Program Manager at Code for Canada Dr. Michael Geist, […]
Digital citizenship today involves constant connectivity and interacting with others in new and dynamic ways. Yet, mass surveillance and state cyber-policing—including signals intelligence operations— are expanding and companies, like governments, are increasingly deploying digital technologies to monitor people’s the activities and preferences in increasingly sophisticated ways, creating policies or products based on digital identities and […]
Table Hosts pose a question related to digital citizenship and their own work in order to spark discussion in small groups of 8-9 participants over lunch.