Author Archives: Greg Hagen

About Greg Hagen

B.A., M.A. (Br. Col.), Ph.D. (Western Ontario), LL.B. (Dal.) LL.M. (Ottawa) Assistant Professor, University of Calgary Faculty of Law. Member of the Law Society of British Columbia. Professor Hagen joined the faculty in 2003. He is a graduate of Dalhousie law school and of the LL.M. program (law and technology) at the University of Ottawa. Professor Hagen taught law at the University of Ottawa (Common Law) during the 2002-2003 academic year and has taught philosophy at the University of Western Ontario. During the summer of 2005 he was a visiting professor at Duke University's Asia America Institute in Transnational Law at the University of Hong Kong, where he taught a course entitled "Surveillance, Technology and National Security: Issues in Civil Liberties." Professor Hagen was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1999, following which he practiced in the areas of corporate, securities and technology law at two national law firms. Prior to entering the field of law, Professor Hagen earned his Ph.D. in the philosophy of science at the University of Western Ontario and an M.A. in legal philosophy from the University of British Columbia. He currently teaches in the areas of intellectual property law, internet law, biotechnology law and torts. His areas of interest also include legal philosophy, international law and corporate law.

Leave Granted in Fair Dealing in Education Case

Application Commented On: Supreme Court of Canada Leave to Appeal decision in Alberta (Education) v. Access Copyright On May 5, 2011, the Supreme Court of Canada granted leave to appeal Alberta (Education) v. Access Copyright, 2010 FCA 198, in which … Continue reading

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Investors should be cautious about investing in viatical settlements

Cases considered: Stack v. Hildebrand, 2008 ABQB 668. PDF Version: Investors should be cautious about investing in viatical settlements As a result of the credit crunch, investors have become wary of risky investments. In its 2006 study, the BC Law … Continue reading

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Torts, Tasers and Causation

Cases Considered: Resurfice Corp. v. Hanke, [2007] 1 S.C.R. 333; Athey v. Leonati, [1996] 3 S.C.R. 458  Snell v. Farrell, [1990] 2 S.C.R. 311. PDF Version:  Torts, Tasers and Causation The recent deaths that occurred in Calgary and Edmonton following … Continue reading

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Use of a corporate name or registered trade name does not prevent liability for passing off

Cases Considered: Divine Pet Spa Ltd. v Divine Doggies Spa & Boutique Inc., 2008 ABQB 618 PDF Version: Use of a corporate name or registered trade name does not prevent liability for passing off Charisma Snyder registered a trade name … Continue reading

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Proof of Future Economic Losses in Tort Law

Cases Considered:  Chernetz v. Eagle Copters Maintenance Ltd., 2008 ABCA 265 PDF Version:   Proof of Future Economic Losses in Tort Law In 1999, Harry Chernetz was killed in a helicopter crash. In an action against the helicopter operator and its … Continue reading

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Bill C-61 Locks Out User Rights

Cases, Legislation and Proposed Legislation Considered: Bill C-61, An Act to Amend the Copyright Act, WIPO Copyright Treaty; Performances and Phonograms Treaty; Théberge v. Galerie d’Art du Petit Champlain inc., 2002 SCC 34 ; CCH Canadian Ltd. v. Law Society … Continue reading

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A Note on Integrity in Treaty-Making & Copyright Law

PDF Version: A Note on Integrity in Treaty-Making & Copyright Law In the William Howard Lecture delivered at the University of Calgary on February 8th, 2008, Jim Prentice, Minister of Industry of the Government of Canada, spoke about the virtue … Continue reading

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