Informal Sector Innovation and IP: Concepts, Metrics, and Policy Considerations

How does innovation happen in the informal sector? What appropriation strategies are used to control or distribute social, economic, or technological benefits? To help answer such questions, our analysis connects concepts, definitions and data regarding the informal economy, innovation, and intellectual property in order to establish a framework for further...

Copyright Royalty Stacking: Multiple Payments for Music Licensing

Copyright is a bundle of rights which requires a variety of licenses to use. Copyright royalty stacking means the layering of multiple payments for permission to use copyright-protected materials. It is a phenomenon commonly encountered in copyright licensing transactions, especially music licensing. My book chapter in Michael Geist’s edited collection, “The...

Standards of Review

How do federal courts decide when to defer to the expertise of administrative tribunals, and when to overturn a decision on appeal or judicial review? The answers are in this book, now in its 4th edition. The book was originally co-authored, and has been revised and updated, with a...

A Property Law Reader

The newest edition of A Property Law Reader: Cases, Questions and Commentary, co-authored/edited by Bruce Ziff, Jeremy de Beer, Doug Harris, and Margaret McCullum, is Canada’s leading casebook for property law students. Starting with an exploration of the meaning(s) of property and its philosophical foundations, the book canvasses a broad...