Slides & Materials

“Life As A Game: Legal Consequences of A.I. Individuated MEdia” @ More Than Just Game lV, April 5, 2018, London U.K.

This past week I once again had the pleasure of giving a talk at fourth annual “More Than A Game ” conference in the U.K. As seems to always be the case, the ideas for the talk were germinated during this course as well as during Video Game Law during the fall semester. So considerable thanks are in order. As promised, here are my slides. Will post video when available.

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Video & Slides from Runnymede Society Debate: “Is Net Neutrality a Threat to Innovation?”

To add to this week’s net neutrality “intensive”, below you will find (with permission from all) the video and slides from the debate put on by the Runnymede Society which I moderated at the Allard School of Law on March 6, 2018. Both speakers, Ian Bell and Tom Struble were terrific and well worth listening too.

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Class 12 Slides

Here they are…

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Class 11 Slides

Here they are. Note that my talk was too big to post in one deck, so have split it into three self explanatory parts…

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Class 10 Slides

Here they are…

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Class 9 Slides

Here they are…

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Class 8 Slides

Here they are. A post facto remix of slides for my improvised talk today. Laura & Claudio’s as delivered.

Back to Part 3 of broadcasting policy next week. Am also extending “Question of the Week” to two so that we can get a bit deeper into Canadian Content before you answer.

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Class 7 Slides

Here they are, all in one place…

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Class 6 Slides

Here they are in their sum total…

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Class 5 Slides

Slides from today can be found here, with a few additions.As promised I’ve added some slides on the Sega TV saga – the game download service from 1995 that the CRTC considered licensing. As well, in the context of the Hush-A-Phone device that arguably laid the groundwork for breaking up the Bell monopoly in the U.S., I’ve added a slide that takes you to the “Cone of Silence” gag in the original “Get Smart” TV series.

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Class 4 Slides

Here are this week’s slides…

 

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Class 3 Slides

Here they are…

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Class 1 & 2 Slides

See them below…

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Old Media v. Social Media: Some Observations

In Toronto on April 26, 2017 I participated in The Law Society of Upper Canada’s 2017 Entertainment & Media Law Symposium. The panel I was part of was entitled “#BraveNewWorld: How to Practice Social Media Law.” Being far and away the oldest of the panellists, I proved my age by through my topic “Old Media v. Social Media: Some Observations”. Slides are above.

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Trusting Ourselves: Freedom of Thought in Virtual Realities

Again this past April I was honoured to participate in my wonderful colleague, Professor Gaetano Dimita’s outstanding annual international “More Than Just a Game” conference, in London, U.K. The conference was fittingly put on at historic Stationers’ Hall by the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, aided and abetted by a group of excellent and generous sponsors. My talk focussed on when and how the law could intervene when virtual reality becomes so convincing that our freedom of thought becomes compromised. The presentation was based on the last two 2017 lectures of this course, and for that I am indebted to class for your indulgence and very helpful suggestions and questions.

Above is a video of my talk, then the slides related to it and finally a link to video of all of the panels at the conference.

Here’s to the 2018 edition of “More Than Just a Game”, and to many more thereafter….

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Class 12 Slides

Todays slides….

And in the sometimes “life imitates school” category, we have the podcast in the article below which arrived in my inbox just around halfway through class.

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Class 11 Slides

For the first time ever my slides maxed over the upload limit even when “Reduce File Size…” was applied maximally. So they had to be split into two parts. First “Logistics & News of the Week” and then the main piece. Here they are…

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Class 10 Slides

Here are the slides from todays class. They do include the results of last weeks group exercise.

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Class 9 Slides

Thanks to everyone in-class today for participating in the collaborative exercise of setting some new communications law principles for Canada. Wish it were quite so simple…

Slides which formed the basis of the festivities can be found below…

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Class 7 & 8 Slides

Here they are, slightly improved and clarified here and there…

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