15th Annual Conference

New Developments in Communications Law and Policy
November 14-15, 2017
Shaw Centre, Ottawa

Mark your calendars for the conference on New Developments in Communications Law and Policy presented by the Canadian Chapter of the International Institute of Communications (IIC Canada). The conference will bring together leading communications lawyers, academics, regulators and other stakeholders to discuss key developments in Canadian and international communications law and policy. Research papers will be presented on, and panels of experts will discuss the following topics:

  • Canadian Courts and Internet Jurisdiction
  • Copyright Act Reform: Key Issues for the Five-Year Review
  • New Directions at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission
  • Supporting Canadian Content in a Digital World
  • Privacy and Big Data
  • Internet Piracy
  • The Impact of New Legal Technologies on the Legal Profession
  • Surveillance and Cyberattacks
  • Regulating "Uncivil Discourse" on the Internet: Defamation, Hate Speech, and Fake News
  • The CRTC's Enforcement Regimes

The conference will be of interest to lawyers, regulators and policy makers, as well as business executives, consultants and academics who need to stay up-to-date on developments affecting the Canadian communications industries. Participants at the conference will receive:

  • Research papers on the legal and policy issues discussed at the conference;
  • New 2017 editions of the Canadian Regulatory Handbooks on telecommunications and broadcasting law and policy prepared biennially by McCarthy Tétrault LLP; and
  • Up to 12 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) credits from the Law Societies in Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, New Brunswick and Alberta, including LSUC professionalism credits.

The conference continues the 30-year tradition of a national conference on New Developments in Communications Law and Policy previously run under the auspices of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Media and Communications Section of the Canadian Bar Association. IIC Canada is proud to host this important event for the first time this year.

We hope you will join us in Ottawa this November – and pass on the word!


Space is limited, so please register early!


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