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Canadian Journal of Law & Technology

Canada's leading law and technology journal.
Official journal of IT.Can, the Canadian Internet Lawyers Association

The Canadian Journal of Law and Technology (CJLT) is an established legal journal dedicated to providing coverage of legal issues relating to law and technology from both Canadian and international perspectives.

Published twice a year since 2002, CJLT is edited by Robert Currie and Steve Coughlan of Dalhousie's Law and Technology Institute, and published by Thomson Carswell. The journal features articles, comments, and book reviews on law and technology issues.

Current online and hard copy issues of the CJLT are available by subscription from Thomson Carswell. Information about the CJLT and archived issues are available through Dalhousie's OJS website.

Current Issue

Volume 14, No 1 (2016)

The Road to Artificial Super-intelligence: Has International Law a Role to Play?
J-.G. Castel, Matthew E. Castel
Un nouveau Code pour une procédure technologique: mémento pour le pr@ticien
Antoine Guilmain
Flying Robots and Privacy in Canada
Paul D.M. Holden
Technological Neutrality Explained & Applied to CBC v. SODRAC
Cameron J. Hutchison
Les photos prises par les téléphones cellulaires sont-elles assez « originales » pour être protégées par la Loi sur le droit d’auteur?
René Pepin
Is there a 'right to be forgotten' in Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)?
Michael Rosenstock
Minding the Gap: Why and How Nova Scotia Should Enact a New Cyber-safety Act — Case Comment on Crouch v. Snell
Jennifer Taylor
Protecting the Privacy of Canadians' Health Information in the Cloud
Adrian Thorogood, Howard Simkevitz, Mark Phillips, Edward S. Dove, Yann Joly
Jonathan Clough, Principles of Cybercrime, 2nd ed. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015)
Christopher D. Ram

Vol 13, Nos 1 & 2 (2015)


Volume 13, No 2 – November 2015

"Three Parent Babies": Techniques Explained, Objections Examined
Rebecca Carr
Possession of "Extreme" Pornography: Where's the Harm?
Jonathan Clough
Leaving Dumb Phones Behind: A Commentary on the Warrantless Searches of Smartphone Data Granted in R. v. Fearon
Jordan Fine
Freedom of Expression, Discrimination, and the Internet: Legislative Responses and Judicial Reaction
Talia Joundi
International Law Enforcement Access to User Data: A Survival Guide and Call for Action
Kate Westmoreland, Gail Kent

Volume 13, No 1 – June 2015

An Introduction to the Intellectual Property Law Implications of 3D Printing
Michael Rimock
Signing Your Next Deal With Your Twitter @Username: The Legal Uses of Identity-Based Cryptography
Jillian Friedman
"Records Management Law" - A Necessary Major Field of the Practice of Law
Ken Chasse
Technological Neutrality Explained & Applied to CBC v. SODRAC
Cameron J. Hutchison

Vol 12, Nos 1 & 2 (2014)


Volume 12, No 2 – November 2014

Access of Evil? Legislating Online Youth Privacy in the Information Age
Agathon Fric
Combining Familial Searching and Abandoned DNA: Potential Privacy Outcomes and the Future of Canada's National DNA Data Bank
Amy Conroy
With Great Power Comes Little Responsibility: The Role of Online Payment Service Providers with regards to Websites Selling Counterfeit Goods
J. Bruce Richardson
The Song Remains the Same: Preserving the First Sale Doctrine for Secondary Market of Digital Music
Marco Figliomeni
Rethinking Online Privacy in Canada: Commentary on Voltage Pictures v. John and Jane Doe
Ngozi Okidegbe

Volume 12, No 1 – June 2014

Legislating Trust
John D. Gregory
Near-field Communication Technology: Regulatory and Legal Recommendations for Embracing the NFC Revolution
Allan Richarz
Atteinte à la vie privée et la publicité comportementale
Virginie Blanchette-Séguin
Fan Fiction and Canadian Copyright Law: Defending Fan Narratives in the Wake of Canada's Copyright Reforms
Rebecca Katz
Artificial Intelligence Insourcing: Why Software Technology Will Dominate Legal Process Outsourcing For Routine Document Drafting
Dante Manna
Book Review: Juries in the 21st Century, by Jacqueline Horan
Vanessa MacDonnell

Call for papers

The journal seeks to achieve a balance between scholarly consideration of significant issues in information technology law, and shorter pieces that explore issues of practical concern or application. The journal is also open to articles and comment pieces that explore legal issues from a multi-disciplinary perspective. The journal will also include relevant book reviews. Contributions to the journal may be in either English or French

  • Scholarly articles are articles which involve significant research and which develop an idea or thesis of importance in the area of information technology law.  Such articles should be approximately 6000 to 12,500 words. 
  • Comment pieces will typically address a particular focussed issue of current concern.  They may aim to expose a problem or difficulty in the law, to propose solutions or recommend legislative reform.  Comment pieces may include case comments, or comments on recent legislative or policy initiatives.  Comments should be approximately 2500 to 5000 words.
  • Book reviews should be of new or current publications in the area of law and technology.  Reviews should be approximately 1250 to 2500 words in length.