Ian R. Kerr

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

Canada Research Chair in Ethics, Law & Technology

57 Louis Pasteur Street

Ottawa, K1N 6N5

Canada

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Scholarly Papers (44)

1.

The Death of the AI Author

Osgoode Legal Studies Research Paper (March 25, 2019), (2021) 52(1) Ottawa Law Review 31 (https://rdo-olr.org/2021/the-death-of-the-ai-author/)
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 17 May 2019
Carys J. Craig and Ian R. Kerr
Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto and University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
Downloads 1,251 (24,425)
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Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Creativity, Authorship, Romantic Author, Copyright, Dialogism, Relational Theory

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When AIs Outperform Doctors: Confronting the Challenges of a Tort-Induced Over-Reliance on Machine Learning

61 Ariz. L. Rev. 33 (2019), University of Miami Legal Studies Research Paper No. 18-3
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 13 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 06 Mar 2019
University of Miami - School of Law, University of Ottawa - Common Law Section and McGill University
Downloads 1,228 (24,352)
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AI, Tort Law, Machine Learning, AI Policy, Medicine, Medical Malpractice Law, Health Law, Health Policy, Medical Legal Studies, Diagnosis, Neural Networks, Doctors

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Delegation, Relinquishment and Responsibility: The Prospect of Expert Robots

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 18 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 27 Apr 2018
Jason Millar and Ian R. Kerr
University of Ottawa and University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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The Implications of Digital Rights Management for Privacy and Freedom of Expression

Journal of Information, Communication & Ethics in Society, Vol. 2, 2004, Troubador Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 28 Apr 2005
Ian R. Kerr and Jane Bailey
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section and University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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digital rights management, DRM, copyright law, privacy, freedom of expression

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The Role of Isps in the Investigation of Cybercrime

INFORMATION ETHICS IN AN ELECTRONIC AGE: CURRENT ISSUES IN AFRICA AND THE WORLD, Thomas Mendina, Johannes Brtiz, eds., McFarland Press, 2004
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 12 Jun 2006
Ian R. Kerr and Daphne Gilbert
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section and University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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Cybercrime, Privacy, ISP, Agent of the State, European Convention on Cybercrime

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Technological Protection Measures: Tilting at the Copyright Windmill

Ottawa Law Review, Vol. 34, pp. 9-82, 2003
Number of pages: 77 Posted: 03 Sep 2005
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section, The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law and Nelligan O'Brien Payne LLP
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Technological protection measures, TPM, digital rights management systems, DRMs, copyright law

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Robots and Artificial Intelligence in Health Care

Ian Kerr & Jason Millar & Noel Corriveau, "Robots and Artificial Intelligence in Health Care" in Joanna Erdman, Vanessa Gruben, Erin Nelson, eds, Canadian Health Law and Policy, 5th ed (Toronto: LexisNexis Canada, 2017) 257.
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 13 Jun 2019
Ian R. Kerr, Jason Millar and Noel Corriveau
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section, University of Ottawa and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 441 (94,672)
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artificial intelligence, AI, health care, health law, health policy

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Bots, Babes and the Californication of Commerce

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 19 Apr 2005
Ian R. Kerr
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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Privacy, Data Protection, Automation, Electronic Commerce, Consumer Protection, Contract law, human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence

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Technological Protection Measures: Part I - Trends in Technical Protection Measures and Circumvention Technologies

Department of Canadian Heritage, Copyright Policy Branch, Online, December 15, 2004
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 21 Apr 2005
Ian R. Kerr
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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technological protection measures, TPM, copyright law, digital rights management, DRM

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Tessling on My Brain: The Future of Lie Detection and Brain Privacy in the Criminal Justice System

Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice 50:8
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 18 Nov 2008
Ian R. Kerr, Cynthia Aoki and Max Binnie
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section, affiliation not provided to SSRN and University of Ottawa - Faculty of Law
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privacy, brain privacy, neuroethics, neuroimaging, cognitive liberty, criminal justice, Tessling, brain scan, lie detection, fMRI, EEG.

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Soft Surveillance, Hard Consent

Personally Yours, Vol. 6, pp. 1-14, 2006
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 13 Jul 2006
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section, University of Ottawa - Faculty of Law, Faculty of Information and Media Studies and University of Ottawa - Faculty of Law
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Consent, Decision Theory, Bounded Rationality, Soft Surveillance, Soft Paternalism

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Nymity, P2p & Isps: Lessons from Bmg Canada Inc. V. John Doe

PRIVACY AND TECHNOLOGIES OF IDENTITY: A CROSS-DISCIPLINARY CONVERSATION, Katherine J. Strandburg, Daniela Stan Raicu, eds., New York: Springer, 2005
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 21 May 2005
Ian R. Kerr and Alex Cameron
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section and University of Ottawa
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privacy, anonymity, compelled disclosure of identity, internet service providers, peer-to-peer, copyright, cybercrime

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Digital Locks and the Automation of Virtue

From "Radical Extremism" to "Balanced Copyright": Canadian Copyright and the Digital Agenda, p. 247, Michael Geist, ed., Irwin Law, 2010
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 23 Jul 2012
Ian R. Kerr
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
Downloads 295 (147,205)

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Bill C-11, Bill C-32, copyright

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Pregnant Women and the 'Born Alive' Rule in Canada

Tort Law Review, Vol. 8, pp. 713-19, 2000
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 17 May 2006
Ian R. Kerr
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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pre-natal injuries, born alive rule, prenatal negligent act, maternal tort liability

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Schrödinger's Robot: Privacy in Uncertain States

20 Theoretical Inquires L. (2019 Forthcoming), Ottawa Faculty of Law Working Paper No. 2018-14
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 02 May 2018
Ian R. Kerr
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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Artificial intelligence, AI, Cognizers, Epistemology, Human Computer Interaction Human-Robot interaction, Privacy, Privacy law, Privacy theory, Relational theory, Reliablism, Robots, Schrodinger’s Cat

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If Left to Their Own Devices ... How Drm and Anti-Circumvention Laws Can Be Used to Hack Privacy

IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: THE FUTURE OF CANADIAN COPYRIGHT LAW, Michael Geist, ed., Irwin Law, 2005
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 17 May 2006
Ian R. Kerr
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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DRM, technical protection measures, privacy, digital copyright reform, WIPO Copyright Treaty, anti-circumvention, paracopyright

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Chief Justice John Roberts is a Robot

Ian Kerr & Carissima Mathen, "Chief Justice John Roberts is a Robot" (2014) University of Ottawa Working Paper.
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 13 Jun 2019
Ian R. Kerr and Carissima Mathen
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section and University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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artificial intelligence, AI, judicial fitness, legal reasoning, ethics

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The Internet of People? Reflections on the Future Regulation of Human-Implantable Radio Frequency Identification

in Privacy, Identity, and Anonymity: Lessons from the Identity Trail, eds. Ian Kerr, Valerie Steeves and Carole Lucock (Oxford University Press, in press 2009)
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 27 Feb 2013
Ian R. Kerr
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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Virtual Playgrounds and Buddybots: A Data-Minefield for Tweens

Canadian Journal of Law and Technology, 2005
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 11 Jun 2005
Valerie Steeves and Ian R. Kerr
University of Ottawa - Criminology and University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
Downloads 230 (188,378)

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Electronic commerce, privacy, surveillance, online marketing, data protection, consumer protection, children, human-computer interaction

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Technological Protection Measures: Part II - the Legal Protection of Tpms

Department of Canadian Heritage, Copyright Policy Branch, Online, December 15, 2004
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 21 Apr 2005 Last Revised: 31 May 2019
Ian R. Kerr
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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technological protection measures, TPM, copyright law

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To Observe and Protect? How Digital Rights Management Systems Threaten Privacy and What Policy Makers Should Do About it

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND INFORMATION WEALTH: ISSUES AND PRACTICES IN THE DIGITAL AGE, VOLUME ONE: COPYRIGHT AND RELATED RIGHTS, Peter Yu, ed., Praeger Publishers, 2007
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 20 Nov 2008
Ian R. Kerr
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
Downloads 219 (197,402)

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technological protection measures, digital rights managements, surveillance, copyright, privacy

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Spirits in the Material World: Intelligent Agents as Intermediaries in Electronic Commerce

Dalhousie Law Journal, Vol. 22, p.189-249, 1999
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 21 Apr 2005
Ian R. Kerr
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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The Medium and the Message: Personal Privacy and the Forced Marriage of Police and Telecommunications Providers

"The Medium and the Message: Personal Privacy and the Forced Marriage of Police and Telecommunications Providers" (2006) 51:4 Criminal Law Quarterly 469-507
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 18 Nov 2008
Ian R. Kerr, Daphne Gilbert and Jena McGill
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section, University of Ottawa - Common Law Section and University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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privacy, surveillance, ISPs, TSPs, telecommunications service providers, email interception, internet communications, Weir, cybercrime

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Emanations, Snoop Dogs and Reasonable Expectation of Privacy

"Emanations, Snoop Dogs and Reasonable Expectation of Privacy" (2007) 52:3 Criminal Law Quarterly 392-432
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 18 Nov 2008
Ian R. Kerr and Jena McGill
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section and University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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reasonable expectation of privacy, informational privacy, emanations, Kang Brown, A.M., Tessling, sniffer dogs, surveillance, search and seizure

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Buddy Bots: How Turing's Fast Friends are Under-Mining Consumer Privacy

Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, 2005
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 11 Aug 2005
Ian R. Kerr and Marcus Bornfreund
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section and University of Ottawa
Downloads 158 (262,628)

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Automated electronic commerce, data protection, consumer profiling, privacy, consumer protection

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Emerging Health Technologies

Canadian Health Law and Policy, pp. 509-538
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 20 Nov 2008
Ian R. Kerr and Timothy Caulfield
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section and University of Alberta - Health Law Institute
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Human Genome Project, genetics, Radio Frequency Identification, RFID, Stem cells, nanotechnology, health technology, health law, discrimination, consent, precautionary principle

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Reduction to Absurdity: Reasonable Expectations of Privacy and the Need for Digital Enlightenment

Digital Enlightenment Yearbook (IOS Press, 2012)
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 16 Feb 2013
Jena McGill and Ian R. Kerr
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section and University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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reasonable expectation of privacy, informational privacy, emanations, surveillance, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, search and seizure

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Let's Not Get Psyched Out of Privacy: Reflections on Withdrawing Consent to the Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

Canadian Business Law Journal, Vol. 44
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 31 Jul 2010
University of Ottawa - Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa - Common Law Section and Faculty of Information and Media Studies
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privacy, data protection, personal information, consent, withdrawn consent, PIPEDA

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Prediction, Preemption, Presumption: How Big Data Threatens Big Picture Privacy

Stanford Law Review, Vol. 66, No. 65, 2013
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 12 Jun 2019
Ian R. Kerr and Jessica Earle
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section and CTPL
Downloads 129 (308,035)
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big data, privacy, privacy law, preemptive predictions

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Asleep at the Switch? How Killer Robots Become a Force Multiplier of Military Necessity

Ian Kerr & Katie Szilagyi, "Asleep at the switch? How killer robots become a force multiplier of military necessity" in Ryan M. Calo, Michael Froomkin, Ian Kerr, eds, Robot Law (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Pub Ltd, 2016) 333.
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 16 Jun 2019
Ian R. Kerr and Katie Szilagyi
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section and University of Ottawa
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artificial intelligence, AI, lethal autonomous robots, robotic warfare, autonomous weapons, international humanitarian law

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Prediction, Pre-Emption, Presumption: The Path of Law After the Computational Turn

Ian Kerr, "Prediction, pre-emption, presumption: The path of law after the computational turn" in Mireille Hildebrandt, Katja de Vries, eds, Privacy and Due Process After the Computational Turn, (London: Routledge, 2013) 91.
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 12 Jun 2019
Ian R. Kerr
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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artificial intelligence, AI, technology law, predictive technology

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Privacy, Identity and Anonymity

Ian Kerr & Jennifer Barrigar, "Privacy, Identity and Anonymity" in Kirstie Ball, David Lyon, Kevin D. Haggerty, eds, Routledge Handbook of Surveillance Studies (New York: Routledge, 2012) 386.
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 14 Jun 2019
Ian R. Kerr and Jennifer Barrigar
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section and University of Ottawa - Faculty of Law
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privacy, privacy law, surveillance, anonymity, identity, technology law

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Indemnity for the Cost of Rearing Wanted Children from Unwanted Pregnancies

Tort Law Review, Vol. 6, pp. 120-124, 1998
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 17 May 2006
Ian R. Kerr
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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wrongful pregnancy, wrongful birth, unwanted pregnancy litigation

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A Tsunami Wave of Science: How the Technologies of Transhumanist Medicine are Shifting Canada's Health Research Agenda

"A Tsunami Wave of Science: How the Technologies of Transhumanist Medicine are Shifting Canada's Health Research Agenda" (2008) Health Law Review (in press)
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 18 Nov 2008
Ian R. Kerr and James Wishart
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section and University of Ottawa - Faculty of Law
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transhumanism, health law, enhancement medicine, nanotechnology, medicine, interventionist, bioethics, ethics, policy

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Mind Your Metaphors: An Examination of the Inefficacy Argument as a Reason Against Regulating On-Line Conduct

ETHICS AND ELECTRONIC INFORMATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY, Lester Pourciau, ed., Purdue University Press, 1999
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 18 May 2006
Ian R. Kerr
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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internet regulation, cyberspace, cyberlaw

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Evitable Conflicts, Inevitable Technologies? The Science and Fiction of Robotic Welfare and International Humanitarian Law

Ian Kerr & Katie Szilagyi, "Evitable Conflicts, Inevitable Technologies? The Science and Fiction of Robotic Welfare and International Humanitarian Law" (2018) 14:1 Law, Culture and the Humanities 45.
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 26 Jun 2019
Ian R. Kerr and Katie Szilagyi
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section and University of Ottawa
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artificial intelligence, AI, robotic warfare, lethal autonomous warfare, international humanitarian law, IHL

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Building a Broader Nano-Network

Health Law Review, Vol. 12, pp. 57-63, 2004
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 17 May 2006
Ian R. Kerr and Goldie Bassi
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section and Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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nanotechnology, science policy, scientific forecasting, foresight methodology, regulation of technology, scientific discourse, Richard Smalley, Eric Drexler, Richard Feynman

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Pre-Natal Fictions and Post-Partum Actions

Dalhousie Law Journal, Vol. 20, p. 237-274, 1997
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 01 May 2005
Ian R. Kerr
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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Pre-natal injuries, liability, legal fictions, children's rights

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The Devil Is in the Defaults

Ian Kerr, "The Devil Is in the Defaults" (2017) 4:1 Critical Analysis of Law 91.
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 12 Jun 2019
Ian R. Kerr
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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artificial intelligence, AI, privacy, privacy law, privacy theory, defaults, default settings, Rule of Law

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Not that Much Room? Nanotechnology, Networks and the Politics of Dancing

Health Law Journal, Vol. 12, 2004
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 17 May 2006
Ian R. Kerr and Goldie Bassi
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section and Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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nanotechnology, science policy, scientific forecasting, foresight methodology, regulation of technology, scientific discourse, Richard Smalley, Eric Drexler, Richard Feynman

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Seizing Control? The Experience Capture Experiments of Ringley & Mann

Ethics and Information Technology , Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 129-139
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 18 Nov 2008
Jane Bailey and Ian R. Kerr
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section and University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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privacy, surveillance, sousveillance, personal experience capture, CARPE, life logging, webcam, EyeTap, glogging, Jennicam, reasonable expectation of privacy

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The Strange Return of Gyges' Ring: An Introduction

"The Strange Return of Gyges' Ring" in Privacy, Identity, and Anonymity: Lessons from the Identity Trail, eds. Ian Kerr, Valerie Steeves and Carole Lucock (Oxford University Press, in press 2009)
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 18 Mar 2013
Ian R. Kerr
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section
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Deputizing the Private Sector? ISPs as Agents of the State

Posted: 05 Apr 2013
Ian R. Kerr
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

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Ensuring the Success of Contract Formation in Agent-Mediated Electronic Commerce

Electronic Commerce Research Journal, Vol. 1, pp. 183-202, 2001
Posted: 24 May 2005
Ian R. Kerr
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

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Automated electronic commerce, contract formation, e-commerce legislation