Regina v. Stewart: a New Look at a Foundational Case in IT Law

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February 13, 2012
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
333 Bay Street, Suite 2400
Toronto, Ontario

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C. Ian Kyer takes a novel approach to Regina v. Stewart, the 1988 Supreme Court of Canada case that decided that there is no property in information per se. He puts the case into its historical perspective and reveals aspects of the case that have not been known previously.


Ian is the founder and first president of the Canadian IT Law Association (IT.Can), Canada’s first national computer law association; and is a past president of the Computer Law Association, Inc., (now known as iTechLaw) the U.S.-based organization that serves information technology lawyers in North America and elsewhere. He is also a member of the editorial board of several computer law publications including the Oxford International Journal of Law and Information Technology.

Ian was the editor in chief of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review and served as a research assistant to Professor Martin L. Friedland, then Dean, as well as Frank Iacobucci, who succeeded M.L Friedland as Dean and later served as Deputy Attorney General, Chief Justice of the Federal Court and a member of the Supreme Court of Canada, and Robert Sharpe, who later served as Dean and is now a member of the Ontario Court of Appeal.


Cost for lunch: ten dollars ($10) for members and students, twenty-five dollars ($25) for non-members, payable at the meeting. Receipts will be available. Cheques should be made payable to the Toronto Computer Lawyers’ Group.

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