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Law (Certificate) (DCC)

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Law (DCL)

eAccess to Justice∗

Edited by Karim Benyekhlef (Université de Montréal), Jane Bailey (University of Ottawa), Jacquelyn Burkell (Western University), and Fabien Gélinas (McGill University)


Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

Will digitization projects affect fundamental justice principles? Part I examines claims that technology will improve justice system efficiency with an emphasis on the complicated relationship between privacy and transparency. Part II examines the implementation of technologies in the justice system and the associated challenges and emphasizes that these technologies should be implemented with care to ensure the best possible outcome for access to a fair and effective justice system. The chapters in Part III adopt the standpoints of sociology, political theory and legal theory and provide a unique and valuable framework for thinking with the required sophistication about legal change. (Description from UO Press)

Format: PDF

Suggested for:
DCL 7319 Technology for Law


eGirls, eCitizens∗

Edited by Jane Bailey and Valerie Steeves (University of Ottawa)


Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

eGirls, eCitizens is a landmark work that explores the many forces that shape girls’ and young women’s experiences of privacy, identity, and equality in our digitally networked society. Drawing on the multi-disciplinary expertise of a remarkable team of leading Canadian and international scholars, as well as Canada’s foremost digital literacy organization, MediaSmarts, this collection presents the complex realities of digitized communications for girls and young women as revealed through the findings of The eGirls Project (www.egirlsproject.ca) and other important research initiatives. Aimed at moving dialogues on scholarship and policy around girls and technology away from established binaries of good vs bad, or risk vs opportunity, these seminal contributions explore the interplay of factors that shape online environments characterized by a gendered gaze and too often punctuated by sexualized violence. Perhaps most importantly, this collection offers first-hand perspectives collected from girls and young women themselves, providing a unique window on what it is to be a girl in today’s digitized society. (Description from UO Press)

Format: PDF

Suggested for: 
DCL 7306 Legal Perspectives on Cyber Feminism


Law and the “Sharing Economy” – Regulating Online Market Platforms∗

Edited by Derek McKee (Université de Sherbrooke), Finn Makela (Université de Sherbrooke), and Teresa Scassa (University of Ottawa)


Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

The rapid expansion of sharing economy platforms has generated enormous controversy. Law and the “Sharing Economy” closely examines the challenges that arise from this phenomenon with regard to labour, market, technology and regulation through a legal and interdisciplinary lens. The controversy stems partially from the economic impact—most acutely in certain sectors such as Uber vs taxi drivers and Airbnb vs hotels—and partially from other related consequences such as a trend toward precarious work or an impact on real estate speculation. While governments in some jurisdictions have attempted to rein in the platforms, technology has enabled such companies to bypass conventional regulatory categories, generating accusations of “unfair competition” as well as debates about the merits of existing regulatory regimes. (Description from UO Press)

Format: PDF

Suggested for:
DCL 7301 Regulation of Internet Commerce


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