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Laura Murray is an Associate Professor in the English Department of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and creator of the website www.faircopyright.ca.

 

Samuel Trosow is an Associate Professor at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. He is jointly appointed in the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Information and Media Studies.

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SAMUEL E. TROSOW
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EDUCATION   
       
  • Ph.D. (Library and Information Science), University of California Los Angeles, Department of Information Studies. 2002.
  • M.L.S. (Library Science) San Jose State University; San Jose, California, School of Library and Information Science. 1994           
  • LL.M. (Master of Laws in Taxation) Golden Gate University School of Law; San Francisco, California, 1993
  • M.P.A. (Masters in Public Administration -Option in Public Management) California State University, Hayward. 1988.       
  • Juris Doctor. Southwestern University School of Law; Los Angeles, California. 1978.
  • B.A.(Political Science and History)Pennsylvania State University; University Park. 1974.      
   
EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE
   
  • University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Information and Media Studies and Faculty of Law; Assistant Professor, July 2001-June 2006; Associate Professor, July 2006- present
  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Associate Librarian (III, IV) October 1995 – June 2001.
  • University of Arizona, Tucson. Summer 1998, Adjunct Professor, (teaching LIS 588-1: Issues in Information Resources: Cyber Law and Policy). 
  • San Jose State University, School of Library and Information Science; Adjunct Professor, (teaching LIS 200: Information and Society. 1995-1997.
  • San Jose State University, School of Library and Information Science; (Graduate Assistant to Dr. Karen Ceppos) 1994.
  • Alameda County Law Library     (Reference work at County Law Library). 1993-1995. 
  • Golden Gate University School of Law: SF, CA. Adjunct Professor in J.D. Program, (teaching Legal Writing and Research, 1993-95) and in LL.M. Program, (teaching Taxation Policy, 1994). 
  • Committee of Bar Examiners, State Bar of California; SF, CA. Apprentice Reader; July 1992, February 1993; July 1993 Bar Examinations Reader; February 1994 and July 1994 Bar Examinations.
  • Berkeley Community Law Center; Berkeley, CA.  Staff Attorney and Clinical Instructor. 1991-92.
  • Law Offices of Samuel E. Trosow.  Los Angeles, CA 1978-80, Berkeley, CA 1982-92.
  • Peoples’ College of Law; Los Angeles, CA. Instructor, (Teaching Real Property1978-79, and California Landlord-Tenant Law, Summer 1979.
  • Southwestern University School of Law; Los Angeles, CA. Research Assistant (to Prof. Richard Solomon for J.D. course in Civil Procedure) 1977-78.
  • Southwestern University School of Law; Los Angeles, CA. Student Bar Association Tutorial Program (Contracts, Real Property) 1976-78. 
  • Taylor, Roth & Grant; Los Angeles, CA. Law Clerk, 1977-79. 
  • Law Offices of Alan Ellis; State College, PA. Law Clerk. Summer 1976.


PUBLICATIONS           

 

  • "Bill C-32 and the Educational Sector: Overcoming Impediments to Fair Dealing", Chapter 18 (pp 519-546) in Michael Geist (ed), Canadian Copyright and the Digital Agenda: From Radical Extremism to Balanced Copyright (Irwin Law, 2010).

  • “Law and Technology Theory: Bringing in Some Economic Analysis.” Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society 2010 30: 30-32.
  • Copyright Consultation Submission. Osgoode Hall Rev of Law and Policy 2(2):169. (November 2009)
  • Canadian Copyright Law: A Citizen’s Guide (co-authored with Laura Murray, Between the Lines Press, 2007).
  • Constraining Public Libraries: The World Trade Organization's General Agreement on Trade in Services (co-authored with Kirsti Nilsen, Scarecrow Press, 2006).
  • Information Flows and the Transfer of Knowledge: A Conceptual Approach for Policy Makers. Meredith Lectures. Intellectual Property at the Edge: New Approaches to Intellectual Property in a Trans-Systemic World (2006 Meredith Memorial Lectures, McGill University).
  • “The Changing Landscape of Academic Libraries and Copyright Policy: Interlibrary Loans, Electronic-Reserves, and Distance Education.” Chapter 14 (pp 375-407) in Michael Geist, (ed.) “In the Public Interest:  The Future of Canadian Copyright Law.” (Irwin Law, 2005) (available online at: http://209.171.61.222/PublicInterest/Two_10_Trosow.pdf ).
  • “Sui Generis Database Legislation: A Critical Analysis” Yale Journal of Law and Technology. 7: 94 [96 pp] (Spring 2005). (available online at
  • http://www.yjolt.org/files/trosow-7-YJOLT-534.pdf)
  • “The Ownership and Commodification of Legal Knowledge: Using Social Theory of the Information Age as a Tool for Policy Analysis,” Manitoba L Journal 30(3): 417-62 (2004).
  • “Copyright Protection for Federally Subsidized Works: Necessary Incentive or Double Subsidy,” Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal 22: 613-681 (2004). (available online at http://www.cardozoaelj.net/issues/05/Trosow.pdf ).
  • “Databases and the Fields of Law: Are There New Divisions of Labor?” Law Library Journal 96(1): 63-93. (2004). (available online at http://www.aallnet.org/products/pub_llj_v96n01/2004-05.pdf)
  • “Beyond Justification: The Political Economy of Copyright in the Age of Commodification.” Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence XVI (2): 217-241 (July 2003). (abstract available at http://www.law.uwo.ca/newSite/info-publications/CJLJfiles/july2003.html ).
  • “Fast-Track Trade Authority and the Free Trade Agreements:  Implications for Copyright Law” Canadian Journal of Law and Technology. 2(2) 135-149 (July 2003). (available online at http://cjlt.dal.ca/vol2_no2/pdfarticles/trosow.pdf).
  • “The Future of Fair-Use in the Electronic Environment” in Global Issues in 21st Century Research Librarianship Sigrun Klara Hannesdottir [Ed.] (pp. 463-483). (Helsinki: NORDINFO, 2002).
  •  “Standpoint Epistemology as an Alternative Methodology for Library and Information Science” Library Quarterly 71 (3): 360-382, (July 2001). 
  •  “Jurisdictional Disputes and the Unauthorized Practice Of Law: New Challenges for Law Librarianship,” Legal Reference Services Quarterly   20(4): 1-18. (2001).
  • “When is a Use a Fair Use? University Liability for Educational Copying,” portal: Libraries and the Academy, 1.1 (2001): 47-57.
  • “Organizational Theory in Library and Information Science Education,” Journal of Education for Library and Information Science 41(2): 129-142 (Spring 2000).    
  • The Political Economy of Legal Information: The New Landscape. (editor of collection of articles simultaneously released as Legal References Services Quarterly 17 (1 & 2) Haworth Press, 1999. Articles: “Introduction: The Political Economy of Information: The New Landscape,” (pp 1-5) and “Economic Analysis and Copyright Law: Are New Models Needed in the Digital Age?” (pp 161-194).
   
Professional Publications and Reviews

  • "Why Copyright Fair-Dealing Needs Flexibility." Lawyers Weekly 29: 41(March 12, 2010).
  • "A Holistic Model of Information Policy." Feliciter 56:2(46) 2010.
  •  "Internet Filtering in Public Libraries: Censorship or Customer Service." OLA Access Magazine, July 2008. (expanded version available online at http://samtrosow.ca/lpl/).
  • “Terminology is Important,” (in Perspectives column: “Patrons, Customers, Users, Clients: Who are They and What Difference Does it Make What we Call Them?”)  Public Libraries 43(2): 86-87 (March/April 2004).
  • Analysis of OCLC / Library Hotel Trademark Case. Library Juice 6.22 (October 16, 2003).
  • Book Review. An Introduction to Law and Social Theory, by Reza Bankar and Max Travers, eds. Canadian Law Libraries 28(5): 222-223 (Winter 2003).
  • Book Review.  Licensing and Intellectual Property Law Desk Reference. Legal Information Alert, 21(6): 14 (June 2002).
  • Book Review. Inventing the Future: Information Services for a New Millennium, by Stan A. Hannah and Michael H. Harris. Library Quarterly, 72(2): 266 (April 2002)
  • “Legislative Review 2000: Three Strikes, But They're Not Out.” Legal Information Alert 20(1):1 (Jan 2001)
  • Book Review. The Coming of Post-Industrial Society: A Venture in Social Forecasting. (Reissued ed.), by Daniel Bell. Library Quarterly, 70(3): 397 (July 2000).
  • “1999 Legislative Review: The Battle of the Database Bills,” Legal Information Alert 19(1): 1-4. (January 2000).
  • Book Review. Library and Information Center Management. 5th ed., by Robert D. Stueart and Barbara A. Moran. Library Quarterly, 70(1):153 (Jan. 2000).
  • Book Review. None of Your Business: World Data Flows, Electronic Commerce and the European Privacy Directive, by Peter P. Swire and Robert E. Litan. Library Quarterly 69(3): 385 (July 1999).
  • Book Review. Advances in Library Administration and Organization. Vol. 15. Edited by Delmus E. Williams and Edward D. Green. Library Quarterly 69(2): 239 (April 1999).
  • “Copyright and the 105th Congress: A Review of its Legislation,” Legal Information Alert 18(1): 1-4. (January 1999).
  • “Preserving Balance in a Digital Era Emerging Intellectual Property Policy Issues,” Legal Information Alert 16(5): 1-4. (May 1997).
  • Website Review. Legal Information Institute at Cornell University. Legal Reference Services Quarterly, 15(2): 73-78 (Spring 1996).
  • Book Review. Future Libraries: Dreams, Madness and Reality, by Walt Crawford and Michael Gorman. .Journal of Education for Library and Information Science 36 (3): 276-78 (Summer 1995).
  • Product Review. CCH Access CD-ROM. Legal Information Alert 13(8): 13 (Sept. 1994).
  • Product Review. California LawDesk. Legal Information Alert 13(2): 14-15 (Feb. 1994).

 


PRESENTATIONS

 

  • June 2011. Copyright Policy as an Academic Workplace Issue. Presentation for the UNBC Faculty Association, (Prince George, B.C.).
  • June 2011. Panelist, New Era of Copyright: Mapping Uncharted Territory,ABC Copyright Group 2011 Conference, Access Denied: Striving for Balance, University of Northern British Columbia (Prince George, B.C.).
  • June 2011. IP and Education: Copyright, licensing and fair dealing in educational institutions. Presentation for Fifth Transatlantic IP Summer Academy (TIPSA), held at McGill University (Montreal, QC).
  • June 2011. Canadian Copyright, DRM and eBooks: A Primer for LibrariansDigital Odyssey 2011 Ebook (R)Evolution. Ontario Library and Information Technology Association (OLITA) held at Ryerson University (Toronto, ON).
  • June 2011.  Introduction to Property, Copyright Law. Presentation for the Canadian Association of Law Libraries, New Law Librarians' Institute, held at the University of Western Ontario (London, ON).
  • May 2011, Copyright and Academia. Presentation for the University of New Brunswick Libraries and the Association of New Brunswick Teachers (Fredericton, N.B.).
  • May 2011. Copyright and Academia.  Presentation for the St. Mary's University Faculty Association (SMUFA). (Halifax, N.S.).
  • May 2011. The Public Library Board Trustee: Policymaker or Policytaker? Panel presentation with Bill Irwin, Canadian Library Association (Halifax, N.S.).
  • May 2011. Updates and Action. Presentation on Current Copyright Developments for the  Copyright Committee Panel, Canadian Library Association (Halifax, N.S.).
  • May 2011. Presentation on the Digital Labour: Authors, Institutions and the New Media project, GRAND Annual Conference . (Vancouver, B.C.).
  • May 2011. Canadian Copyright in a Changing Political Envorinment. British Columbia Library Association, Information Policy Committe. Annual Gathering of Librarians Interested in Government and Legal Information (Vancouver, B.C.).
  • May 2011. Presentation on Mobilizing User Generated Content for Canada's Digital AdvantageCanada 3.0 Conference-Research Stream Session, Panel on Growing the ICT Industry-Insights from  Latest Canadian Research, sponsored by SSHRC (Stratford, ON).
  • April 2011 Panel presentation on User-Generated Content. Entertainment and Media Law Symposium, sponsored by Law Society of Upper Canada, Continuing Professional Development (Toronto, ON).

  • January 2011 Presentation on Bill C-32 and the Access Copyright Tariff. QUESSI Long Range Planning Meeting (Queens University Bookstore) (Kingston, ON).
  • December 2010. Rights and Copyright: Bringing Copyright into the 21st Century. Panelist, "Bill C-32: Fair Dealing and Other Exemptions for Education", Insight Conference (Toronto, ON).
  • November 2010.  Digital Interactive Gaming Conference (DIG 2010). Conference Speaker, "Mobilizing User-Generated Content" (London, ON).
  • October 2010. Another Look at Bill C-32 and the Access Copyright Tariff: Still Double Trouble for Higher Education sponsored by the University of Western Ontario Libraries. <http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/fimspres/10> (London, ON).
  • July 2010. Bill C-32 and the Access Copyright Tariff: Double Trouble for Educators and Students sponsored by the University of Western Ontario Libraries <http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/fimspres/4> (London, ON).

  • January 2010."Towards an Holistic Approach to Information Policy" FIMS Winter Speaker Series at London Public Library. (London, ON).

  • November 2009. The Copyright Debate: Finding the Right Balance for Teaching, Research and Cultural Expression sponsored by the University of Western Ontario Libraries (London, ON).
  • October 2009. Applying Privacy by Design Concepts to Copyright Policy sponsored by capCHI (Computer-Human Interaction in the Ottawa Area)(Ottawa, ON).
  • October 2009. Opening Plenary Session,  Hot Copy: Perspectives on Canadian Copyright. The Alberta Library Netspeed Conference (Calgary, Alberta)
  • October 2009. Copyright: Retaining and Sharing Rights to Your Scholarship. Sponsored by University of Toronto Libraries, Open Access Week (Toronto, ON).
  • October 2009. The copyright policy paradox: Overcoming competing agendas within the digital labour movement. Panel 6(b), Digital Labour: Workers, Authors Citizens Conference (full conference program).
  • February 2009. Keynote Address for University of Alberta, School of Library and Information Studies Professional Development Day. "A Holistic Approach to Information Policy Issues."  (Edmonton, Alberta).
  • October 2008. Keynote Conference Speaker, Jumpstarting the Public Sphere, Information Policy Issues for the 21st Century, sponsored by the British Columbia Library Association, Information Policy Committee. A Critical-Holistic Approach to Information Policy  (Vancouver B.C.)
  • October 2008. Presentation on Copyright and Fair-Dealing in Canadian Universities sponsored by the UBC Faculty Association (Vancouver B.C.) 
  • October 2008. Presentation on Copyright and Fair-Dealing in Canadian Universities sponsored by the UVic Faculty Association  and the Royal Roads University  Faculty Association (Victoria B.C.) 
  • July 2008, Presentation on Bill C-61, sponsored by Tillsonburg Linux Users Group (tillug) [details] (Tillsonburg, ON).
  • June 2008. Presentation on Copyright Law, Post-secondary Education, and Bill C-61. Canadian Roundtable on Academic Materials, sponsored by University of Alberta Bookstore (Toronto, ON).
  • June 2008. Copyright Law & Policy: Issues for Public Libraries and a First Look at Bill C-61. Presentation for Bulrington  Public Library. (Burlington, ON).
  • June 2008. Constraining the Flow of Knowledge in Post-Secondary Education: Copyright as Impediment to Teaching, Learning and Research, panelist on program Intellectual Property, Information & the Knowledge Economy, Conference on Education, Culture and the Knowledge Economy  sponsored by Center for Innovation Law and Policy , University of Toronto Faculty of Law (Toronto, ON).
  • June 2008. Internet Filtering in the Public Library: Charter Issues. Presentation for Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) (Ottawa, ON).
  • June 2008. Rountable Participant: Emerging Law and Technology Theories II: The Road Ahead. Law and Society Association / Canadian Law and Society Association Joint Annual Meeting. (Montreal, Quebec)
  • May 2008. Panelist on program on Intellectual Freedom for Librarians, sponsored by Advisory Committee on Intellectual Freedom, Canadian Library Association (Vancouver, BC).
  • May 2008. An Analysis of the New Copyright Legislation.... or the Lack Thereof, sponsored by Copyrght Working Group, Canadian Library Association (Vancouver, BC).
  • May 2008. Advocating Copyright: A Discussion Concerning Fair Dealings and Educational Exceptions(debate), Canadian Library Association, Preconference P2, Copyright  0.9,  co-sponsored by CLA Information Commons Interest Group and the Resource Sharing Interest Group. (Vancouver, BC).
  • May 2008. Presentation on Panel,  The Educational Exemption and Fair Dealing: Where Should the Limits be Set? Conference on Copyright in Canada: Rights, Responsibilities, Reform, sponsored by Insight Information. (Toronto, ON).
  • May 2008. Presentation on Copyright Law and Public Libraries (with Laura Murray) for Kingston-Frontenac Public Library (Kingston, ON).
  • April 2008. Presentation on Copyright Law and Policy and its Implications for Research for the Canadian Consortium for Research (Ottawa, ON).
  • April 2008. Copyright & Post-Secondary Education, Presentation at  CopyCamp 2008 . (Toronto, ON).
  • April 2008. Presentation on Copyright Law and Public Libraries for Vancouver Public Library (Vancouver BC).
  • April 2008. Presentation on Copyright Issues in Post-secondary Education.co-sponsored by the Faculty Association of Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia Faculty Association  (Vancouver, BC)[overheads]
  • March 2008, Book Talk: Canadian Copyright: A Citizen's Guide. Collected Works Bookstore (Ottawa, ON).
  • February 2008. Presentation on Copyright Law and Post-Secondary Education. for the Canadian Federation of Students, National Graduate Caucus (Toronto, ON).
  • January 2008. Introduction to Copyright Law and Prospects for New Legislation. Presentation for Concordia University Libraries (Montreal, Quebec).
  • January 2008. Introduction to Copyright Law and Prospects for New Legislation. Presentation for London Public Library (London, ON).
  • October 2007.  Panelist, Roundtable on Current Issues in Copyright. 2nd biennial Conference of the Canadian Initiative in Law, Culture and the Humanities, Carleton University (Ottawa, ON).
  • October 2007.  Authors and Authenticity Panel, The Role of Incentives in a Critical Theory of Intellectual Property Policy. 2nd biennial Conference of the Canadian Initiative in Law, Culture and the Humanities, Carleton University (Ottawa, ON).
  • September 2007. Internet Filtering in the Public Library: Censorship or Customer Service? FIMS Brown-Bag Lunch Series, University of Western Ontario (London, ON).
  • May 2007. Canadian Library Association.  Panelist (A5) Copyright Changes Coming? (St. John’s, NL)
  • April 2007. Digital Copyright in a User-Generated World.  Panelist on Canadian Perspectives.  University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law (London, ON).
  • January 2007. Panelist on Commercialization of Higher Education Panel Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations Conference “Restructuring the Academy: Current Realities and Preferred Direction” (Toronto, ON).
  • October 2006. Seventh Colloquium on the Legal Profession. Polemics and Professionalism. Panelist on Crossfire Panel on Professionalism and Commercialism. (Toronto, ON).
  • October 2006. Panelist, Intellectual Property Ownership on Campus “Intellectual Property Ownership and the Commercialization of University Research. Canadian Association of University Teachers Conference on Controlling Intellectual Property: The Academic Community and the Future of Knowledge (Ottawa, ON)
  • June 2006. Canadian Library Association. panelist, “Laying Librarianship on the Line: Can Libraries be Neutral in the 21st Century? (Calgary, Alberta).
  • April 2006. Panelist on Canadian Intellectual Property Panel. Fordham Conference on Intellectual Property (New York, N.Y.)
  • March 2006. Information Flows and the Transfer of Knowledge: A Conceptual Approach for Policy Makers, McGill University, 2006 Meredith Lectures. (Montreal, Quebec).
  • December 2005. Presentation on Copyright Policy and Academic Libraries (for the librarians at the University of Toronto) (Toronto, ON).
  • September 2005. Canada-Australia Comparative IP and CyberLaw Conference. Copyright and Education Panelist, “Fair-Dealing and Education” (Ottawa, ON).
  • July 2005. American Association of Law Libraries, panelist, “Copyrights, Copywrongs and the Gray Areas In-between.” (San Antonio, Texas)
  • June 2005. Canadian Library Association. panelist, “Laying Librarianship on the Line: Can Libraries be Neutral in the 21st Century? (Calgary, Alberta).
  • June 2005. Canadian Library Association, panel speaker, “International Trade Issues Update.” (Calgary, Alberta).
  • June 2005. Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, and Canadian Association of Learned Journals, panel speaker. “Copyright: Balancing the Act.”(London, ON).
  • April 2005.  University of Western Ontario, Society of Graduate Students, speaker. “Introduction to Copyright Policy.” (London, ON).
  • March 2005. Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Executive Board. Presentation on Copyright Policy. (Ottawa, ON).
  • January 2005. McGill University, Faculty of Law.  Léger Robic Richard Seminar Series in Intellectual Property, “The Illusive Search for Justificatory Theories: Copyright, Commodification and Capital,” (Montreal, Quebec).
  • November 2004. Long Island Library & Research Council, 13th Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future, “Challenges to Fair Use in the Digital Environment.” (Oakdale, New York).
  • October 2004. University of Western Ontario-Public Interest Research Group, presentation on “London Municipal Wards and Student Representation.” (London, ON).
  • June 2004. Canadian Library Association / Association of Research Libraries, Co-presenter, “Advanced Licensing Workshop.” (Victoria, B.C.)
  • June 2004. Canadian Library Association.  Panel speaker, “Privacy: A ValueWorth Preserving.” (Victoria, B.C.)
  • June 2004. Canadian Library Association.  Panel speaker, “International Trade Issues Update.” (Victoria, B.C.)
  • June 2004. Canadian Association of Law Teachers /Canadian Law Forum/ Canadian Law & Society Association. Panel (“What is Legal Knowledge”) presentation on “The Ownership and Commodification of Legal Knowledge.” (Winnipeg, Manitoba).
  • February 2004. University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Education Development Office, Co-presenter, Continuing Education Workshop on “Copyright and Intellectual Property.” (London, ON).
  • January 2004. Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) - Eugene Garfield Dissertation Award, Presentation. “Information for Society: Towards a Critical Theory of Intellectual Property Policy.”  (San Diego, California).
  • January 2004. Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), Workshop Presentation. “Deconstructing Google: A Critical Analysis of a Commercial Search Engine.”  (San Diego, California).
  • November 2003. McGill University, Canadian Library Association Student Chapter. Presentation, “WTO-GATS and the FTAA: Double Trouble for Libraries and Public Information Services.” (Montreal, Quebec).
  • November 2003. Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Workshop Presentation, “The Changing Landscape of Copyright Policy: New Challenges for Educators.” (Ottawa, ON).
  • November 2003. Charleston Library Conference. Workshop Presentation, “An Information-Flow Model for a Holistic Information Policy: Relationships between Copyright, Privacy and Censorship.” (Charleston, South Carolina).
  • November 2003. Charleston Library Conference. Breakfast Presentation, “Copyright and Scholarly Publications: Emerging Issues.” (Charleston, South Carolina).
  • October 2003. CASCON 2003.  Legal Issues Panelist, “Implications of Free Trade Agreements for Digital Copyright Issues.” (Toronto, ON).
  • September 2003. Canadian Law and Economics Association. “Beyond Justification:  The Political Economy of Copyright in an Age of Commodification.” (Toronto, ON).
  • September 2003. UWO Faculty of Law Seminar Series. “Assessing the European Union. Database Right: Is it Needed in North America?" (London. ON).
  • July 2003. American Association of Law Libraries.  AALL-Lexis Call for Papers Award Presentation. “Databases and the Fields of Law: Are There New Divisions of Labor?” (Seattle, Washington).
  • June 2003. Canadian Library Association / American Library Association.  Panelist:  War, Trade and Activism: A Case for International Responsibilities in Librarianship. (Toronto, ON).
  • June 2003.  Canadian-American Research Centre for Law and Policy, NAFTA at Ten Conference, Intellectual Property Panel. “Fast-Track Trade Authority and the Free Trade Agreements:  Implications for Copyright Law.” (Windsor, ON).
  • June 2003. Canadian Association of Law Teachers. Intellectual Property Panel “TRIPS, WIPO and the Draft FTAA: Is Three a Crowd?” (Halifax, Nova Scotia).
  • May 2003. Canadian Association for Information Science. “GATS and Public Library Services” with Kirsti Nilsen (Halifax, Nova Scotia).
  • February 2003. University of Toronto, Information Rights Salon. “Digital Millennium Copyright Act: Does Canada Really Need It?” (Toronto, ON).
  • January 2003. Ontario Library Association. Working at the Knowledge Front, Panelist, “The Impact of International Trade Agreements on Public Library Services.” (Toronto, ON).
  • October 2002. CASCON 2002.  Legal Issues Panelist, “The Anti-Circumvention Rules: Are They Really Necessary?”  (Toronto, ON).
  • June 2002. Canadian Library Association. “Copyright, Cultural Policy and the WTO-TRIPS Agreement: The Issues for Libraries.”  (Halifax, Nova Scotia).
  • June 2002. Canadian Association of Law Teachers. Panelist: E-Commerce and Issues in Intellectual Property. (Toronto, ON).
  • May 2002. Canadian Association for Information Science. “Toward a Critical Theory of Copyright Policy.” (Toronto, ON).
  • March 2002. Workshop on Technology, Legal Information, and Legal Knowledge. University at Buffalo Law School. Panel on Technology and the Profession of Law. “Databases and the Fields of Law: Are There New Divisions of Labor?” (Buffalo, New York).
  • February 2002. University of Western Ontario, Ivey School of Business.  eLeadership Program, presentation, “Privacy Issues: Protection of Personal Data.” (London, ON).
  • November 2001. Canadian Digital Libraries Symposium, “Anti-Circumvention Rules and Their Impact on Digital Libraries.” (Toronto, ON).
  • November 2001. CASCON 2001. Legal Issues Panelist, “The Anti-Circumvention Rules: A Fetter on Technological Advance?” (Toronto, ON).
  • July 2001.  American Association of Law Libraries. Annual Meeting Conference Panelist, “New Realities in Data Protection: The Trans-Atlantic Debate.” (Minneapolis, Minnesota).
  • July 2000. American Association of Law Libraries. Annual Meeting, Government Relations Committee Advocacy Workshop Panelist. “Pending Database Legislation.” (Philadelphia, Pa.).
  • March 2000. Northern California Association of Law Libraries. Spring Institute Program Panelist. “Government Relations and the Impact on Law Librarians” (San Francisco, California).
  • July 1999. American Association of Law Libraries. Annual Meeting Conference Panelist. “Information Policy at the Crossroads: The Challenge of Globalization.” (Washington D.C.).
  • March 1998.  Special Libraries Association-San Andreas Chapter. Dinner meeting speaker on “Pending Copyright Legislation of Interest to Special Librarians.” (Santa Clara, California).
  • October 1997. Western Pacific Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries. Annual Meeting Conference Panelist. “Information Privacy Issues” (Sacramento, California).
   
AWARDS

  • Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) - Eugene Garfield Dissertation Award (2004). “Information for Society: Towards a Critical Theory of Intellectual Property Policy (UCLA, 2002).
  • American Association of Law Libraries-Lexis Call for Papers Award (2003, open category). “Databases and the Fields of Law: Are There New Divisions of Labor?”
  • American Jurisprudence Book Award, Southwestern University School of Law (Conflicts, 1978; Labor Law 1977).

RESEARCH FUNDING

  • 2004-06: University of Western Ontario, Academic Development Fund, “Implications of C.C.H. v Law Society of Upper Canada for Library and University Copying.”
  • 2004-05: American Association of Law Libraries: “Open Access to Scholarly Communication in the Field of Law: A Preliminary Assessment of Copyright Policies.”
  • 2003-04: American Association of Law Libraries: “Impact of GATS on Public Law Library Services.”
  • 2003-05:  FIMS Internal Grant: “Impact of International Trade Agreements on Public Library Services.”
  • 2002-03: Center for Innovation Law & Policy, “Enhancing Intellectual Property Instruction with Multimedia Presentations” (co-investigators Margaret Ann Wilkinson and Mark Perry)


UNIVERSITY SERVICE

  • UWO FIMS, Appointments Committee (elected, 2002-05)
  • UWO FIMS, Annual Performance Evaluation Committee (elected, 2004-05)
  • UWO FIMS, MLIS Program Committee (2002-04)
  • UWO FIMS, LIS Doctoral Program Committee (alternate, 2004-05)
  • UWO FIMS, Faculty Advisor to Canadian Library Association, Student Chapter (2002-07)
  • UWO Law, Decanal Information Technology Advisory Committee (2001-04)
  • UWO Law, Graduate Program Committee (2003-07)
  • UWO Law, Faculty Advisor to Pro Bono Student Canada Chapter (2004-06)
  • UWO Provost’s Advisory Committee on Teaching & Learning (2002-06)
  • UWO Faculty Association (UWOFA), Member Governing Board (2002-06),
  • UWO Faculty Association (UWOFA), Member, Policy & Governance Committee (2004-06)
  • UWO-UWOFA, Joint Subcommittee on the Implications of Technology (2004-2005).
  • UWO-UWOFA, Joint Subcommittee on Employment Equity (2004-06)
  • UWO-UWOFA, representative to Access and Privacy Working Group (2006-07).
   
OTHER ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

  • American Association of Law Libraries; Member, Government Relations Committee:1998-2002; Member, Copyright Committee, 2002-04;Chair,Copyright Committee 2004-05;.
  • Canadian Association of University Teachers. Visiting Scholar in Residence, 2007-08.
  • Canadian Association of Research Libraries. Expert Presenter (on Intellectual Property and Copyright) to Consensus Panel for study entitled, Towards an Integrated Knowledge Ecosystem: A Canadian Research Strategy (2004).
  • Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Member, Federation Working Group on Copyright Legislation (2004-present)
  • Canadian Library Association. Convenor, Committee on International Trade Agreements, (2003-06); Member WTO-GATS Working Group, (2001-03); Member Copyright Working Group, (2006-present).
  • External Examiner on LL.M. Masters Thesis, McGill University Faculty of Law (2004).
  • Refereed articles for Library Quarterly; Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence; Libres;  University of Ottawa Law & Technology Journal, Education & Law Journal, Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, and the McGill Law Review.
  • Refereed Conference Presentations for Canadian Association for Information Science and Canadian Law and Economics Association (Intellectual Property Panel)

FELLOWSHIPS

  • Townsend Center for the Humanities, University of California at Berkeley,    Library Fellow, 1999-2000. Research Topic: Effect of Anti-Circumvention Provisions of Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 on Scholarship and Research in the Humanities.
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  • UCLA Department of Information Studies. Departmental Fellowship, (1997-98, 98-99, 99-2000); Advancement to Candidacy Fellowship, (2000-2001).

MUNICIPAL COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • City of London Ontario. Chair, Housing Advisory Committee (2007-present).
  • City of London Ontario. Member, Task Force on Governance (2007-present).
  • Imagine London. Agent/Spokesperson. (2005-06).
  • London Coalition Against Pesticides. Co-Chair, By-Law Committee. (2004-06)
  • City of London Ontario. Member, Steering Committee on Pesticides Management. (2004).
  • Commissioner, Board of Zoning Adjustments. Berkeley, California (1984-1986).

MEMBERSHIPS   
   
  • State Bar of California (admitted 1978).
  • Canadian Library Association
  • Progressive Librarians’ Guild
  • United States Supreme Court Bar (admitted 1985)
  • University of Western Ontario Faculty Association
 

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I am an Associate Professor at the University of Western Ontario jointly appointed to the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Information and Media Studies (FIMS).

 

Before coming to Western, I was a law librarian at the Boalt Hall Law Library at the University of California at Berkeley and before that I was in private law practice in California. My doctoral work in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA focused on information policy issues.

 

I am currently a Network Investigator and Theme Leader with the GRAND NCE and also serve on the Librarians Committee of the  Canadian Association of University Teachers.



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