creative industries

Rights in Raw Data

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

I participated in a panel session on the Law of Raw Data, as part of  the launch of a Wolters Kluwer book where I was the author of the chapter on Canada. The panel was chaired by Jan Bernd Nordemann from Germany and included Elisa Huusk from Finland and John Osha from the United States. . We had an interesting discussion comparing the new European approach to protecting unstructed data with the North American approach which has so far favoured limited protection for such data. 

Non-Fungible Tokens

Sunday, September 11, 2022

At the AIPPI annual meeting I chaired a panel on Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs).  This panel consisted of a crypto artist Soy Fira and experts Sarah Odenkirk from Cowan DeBaets and Stephen MacKenzie from Koch Disruptive Technologies. The panel explored the business of selling NFTs, the rights that are acquired or not acquired and best practices when contracting for the purchase of an NFT.