Poster for Copyright, Text mining and AI Training presentation info


The AI + Society Initiative and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University presents, in collaboration with the Centre for Law, Technology and Society:

Conversations about the modernisation of copyright frameworks have arisen around the world in light of the computational analysis and processing of copyrighted content for greater knowledge and information generation through text and data mining techniques and inputs for AI development especially the training of machine learning models. Do and should copyright frameworks supports the unlicensed use of in-copyright works for text and data mining and the development of artificial intelligence? What are the interests at stake? 

About the Speakers

Dr. Michael Geist is the Canada Research Chair in Internet and e-Commerce Law, a Faculty member at the Centre for Law, Technology and Society, and a Full Professor in the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section at the University of Ottawa. He is the author of a popular blog on Internet and intellectual property law issues. He serves on many boards, including Ingenium, Internet Archive Canada, and the EFF Advisory Board.

Dr. Faith Majekolagbe is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law, and a Fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. Her research interest is in the areas of intellectual property and technology law, with an emphasis on the promotion and protection of the public interest in these areas.

Dr. Ruth L. Okediji is the Jeremiah Smith. Jr, Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and Co-Director of the Berkman Klein Center. A renowned scholar in international intellectual property (IP) law and a foremost authority on the role of intellectual property in social and economic development, Professor Okediji has advised inter-governmental organizations, regional economic communities, and national governments on a range of matters related to technology, innovation policy, and development.


Dr. Florian Martin-Bariteau is the University Research Chair in Technology and Society at the University of Ottawa, where he is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section as well as the Director of the AI + Society Initiative, and the Director (on leave) of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society. He is also a Fellow of the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, as well as a member of the Nexus for Quantum Technologies Institute at the University of Ottawa. 

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Date and time
Apr 18, 2023
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Format and location
This event will be in English only. The event will be recorded, and photos may be taken.
General public
This is a free event, open to everyone.
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