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Publications - Gregory Hagen

Journal Publications

  • "Regulation of Synthetic Nucleic Acids under the Human Pathogens and Toxins Act," forthcoming in UBC Law Review.
  • "ISP Copyright Liability," in Michael Geist (Ed) From Radical Extremism to Balanced Copyright (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2010)
  • "Is there Copyright Liability for torrent file searches?" Canadian Intellectual Property Review, June, 2010.
  •  "Potency, Patenting and Preformation: The Patentability of Totipotent Cells in Canada," SCRIPTed: A Journal of Law, Technology and Society, Volume 5, Issue 2, 2008 December, pp. 515-552.
  •  "Patenting Part Human Chimeras, Transgenics and Stem Cells in the U.S., Canada and Europe," (with Sebastien Gittens), Richmond Journal of Law and Technology, Volume 14, Issue 11, 2008 March, 1-66.
  • "Layered Rights: Robertson v. Thomson," Canadian Journal of Law and Technology, Volume 6 Number 1, March 2007, pp. 61-66.
  • "Canadian Copyright Reform: P2P File Sharing, Making Available and the Three Step Test," University of Ottawa Journal of Law and Technology 3:2, 2006, pp. 447-516 (with Nyall Engfield).
  • "Personal Inviolability and Public Health Care: Chaoulli v. Quebec," Health Law Review, Volume 14, Number 2 (2005), pp. 34-37.
  • "Surveillance in the Workplace: What is Reasonable?" Canadian Privacy Law Review, August 2005, pp. 121-125.
  • "Sovereign Domains & Property Claims" International Journal of Law and Information Technology, Volume 11 (2003) pp. 1-39.
  • "The Patriation of .CA," Canadian Journal of Law and Technology (with Kim von Arx), Volume 1, No. 3, (2002) pp. 79-92.
  • "Sovereign Domains: A Declaration of Independence of ccTLDs from Foreign Control," (with Kim von Arx) Richmond Journal of Law and Technology, Volume 9, Issue 1. (46 pages).

Books & Book Chapters

  • Gregory Hagen, Cameron Hutchison, David Lametti, Graham Reynolds, Teresa Scassa, & Margaret Ann Wilkinson (Eds.), Canadian Intellectual Property Law: Cases and Materials (Toronto: Emond Montgomery Press, 2013).
  • “Merges on Just IP: Are IP Rights Basic?” Intellectual Property Law for the 21st Century: Interdisciplinary Approaches to IP, Teresa Scassa, Mistrale Goudreau, Madelaine Saginur, Courtney Doagoo (Eds) (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2013).
  • “Technological Neutrality in Canadian Copyright Law,” Michael Geist (Ed), The Copyright Pentalogy, (Ottawa:  University of Ottawa Press, 2013).
  • "Some Topics in Copyright Law 200," Wowk, George A.  Intellectual Property Update : Edmonton, Alberta, 2006.

Conference Proceedings

  • "Is Copyright a Human Right?" in Conference Proceedings of the Association for Legal and Social Philosophy (U.K.), June 28th-July 1st, 2006.
  •  "Some Themes & Trend in the Law of Patents & Industrial Design in Canada," Conference Proceedings of the 12th Annual Canadian-German Lawyers Association, August, 2004.
  •  "Does the Residential School ADR Process Effect Reconciliation?" Conference Proceedings of the Residential Schools ADR Conference, March 2004, University of Calgary Press. (Invited for publication by Professor Kathleen Mahoney but still awaiting publication.).

Book Reviews

  •  Judging in a Democracy, Aharon Barak, Review of Constitutional Studies, Volume 13, Issue 1, 2007 December, 301-311.


  •  "Election Observation, Misinformation and Observer Reports in the 2008 Ghana Presidential Runoff Election,"
  •  "CIRA Revised WHOIS Policy: Review and Analysis," 2005, submitted to the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (with Brian Johnson).
  • "Assembly of First Nations Report on Canada's Dispute Resolution Plan to Compensate for Abuses in Indian Residential Schools," 2004, listed contributor.
  • "Some Aspects of the Implementation of Public ENUM in Canada," 2004, submitted to the Canadian Internet Registration Authority.
  • "Principles for Electronic Authentication," Industry Canada, Electronic Commerce Branch, Authentication Working Group, 2004, contributor.
  • "PKI Assessment Guidelines," American Bar Association, ABA Information Security Committee, Division of Science & Technology, 2001, listed contributor.

Blogs and Newspaper Articles


  • "The Interception Capability Requirement in the United States and Canada: Privacy and Interpretive Theories", States of Surveillance: Counter-Terrorism and Comparative Constitutionalism Workshop, Sydney, Australia 13-14 December 2012 (with Maureen T. Duffy)
  • "Regulation of Hazardous Products of Synthetic Biology", Panelist, June 2012,  International Conference on Law & Society, Sociolegal Conversations across a Sea of Islands, Honolulu, Hawai’i.
  • "Synthetic Biology: Applications to Biofuels and Bioproducts," Panelist, May 2010, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  • "Regulation of Synthetic Biology," Concordia University PhytoMetaSyn Meeting, March 2010
  •  "Security, Law & Ethics," Computer Science Department, University of Calgary, January, 2010.
  •  "Encoding Law into Rights Management Systems," iCIS Security Seminar, iCORE Information Security Lab, Computer Science Department, University of Calgary, October, 2009
  •  "Intellectual Property in the ACP-EU Economic Partnership Agreements," Faculty of Law, Faculty research seminar, March 2009
  • "Ethical & Legal Issues in Synthetic Biology," University of Calgary, 2009 May, 2009, PhytoMetaSyn Project (Synthetic Biosystems for the Production of High Value Plant Metabolites)
  • "Preformation, Potency & Patenting," Faculty Research Seminar, U of C, Calgary, March, 2008.
  • "Intellectual Property & Pluralism," Law & Society, Montreal, May, 2008
  • "Copyright & Human Rights," Law & Society, Berlin, Germany, July, 2007
  • "Preformation, Potency & Patenting," One Earth Biotechnology Conference, Calgary, November, 2007
  • "Patentability of Totipotent Stem Cells in Canada," Canadian IP Academy, London, Ontario, September, 2007 September
  • "Issues in Biopatenting and Animal Cloning," Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre and Canadian Bar Association, November 15, 2006
  • "Topics in Copyright," (jointly presented with Michael Whitt, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais, LLP), Legal Education Society of Alberta, Edmonton, October 16th, 2006 and Calgary, October 23, 2006
  • "Is Copyright a Human Right?" Association for Legal and Social Philosophy, University College, Dublin, Ireland, July 2006; Canadian Society for Practical Ethics, Social Science and Humanities Congress, Toronto, June, 2006; Canadian Association of Law and Society, Social Science and Humanities Congress, Toronto, June, 2006
  • "Privacy & Network Neutrality," Alberta Supernet Conference, Calgary, June, 2006
  • "Patent Infringement over the Internet" University of Calgary, Faculty Research Seminar, March 2005
  • "Kazaa, Leggo and Blackberries: intro to IP, Business Law, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, Fall, 2005
  • Guest Lecture on Legal Issues in Technology Start Ups Greg Hagen, Enabling E-business, Haskayne School of Business, Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary, Fall, 2005.
  • "Information Security and Its Limits", Access & Privacy 2005, Edmonton, June, 2005.
  • "Information Security Liability", Distinguished Speaker Series, Department of Computer Science and Centre for Information Security and Cryptography, Calgary, March, 2005,
  • "Information Security Liability", Canadian Bar Association Privacy Subsection Meeting, Calgary, March, 2005
  • "Recent themes and Trends in Canadian Patent and Industrial Design Law. "Intellectual Property in the 21st Century," Conference, Banff, August, 2004
  • "Does the Residential School ADR Process Effect Reconciliation?" Residential Schools Legacy Conference, Calgary, (2004)
  • "Recent CDRP Decisions on Trademarks & Domain Names," Canadian Internet Registration Authority Annual Meeting, Vancouver, 2003. (Joint presentation with Kim von Arx, General Counsel, CIRA)
  • "Patentability of Higher Life Forms," Faculty of Law, University of Calgary, Spring, 2003
  • "Electronic Voting with Digital Objects," National Research Council, Frederickton New Brunswick, Spring, 2003
  • "Borders & E-commerce," Faculty of Law, University of Windsor, Spring 2003
  • "Sovereign Domains and Property Claims," Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, Fall 2002
  • "Risk Management & Authentication Policy," Industry Canada, Authentication Policy Working Group, Spring, 2002
  • "Legal and Political Aspects of the DNS Architecture," Canadian Internet Registration Authority, Spring 2002
  • "Retransmission Policy in Canada," Technopolicy Seminar, University of Ottawa, Spring, 2002


  • Associate Researcher on 7 year SSHRC Major Collaborative Research Grant for the University of Montreal Cyberjustice Laboratory Project. Principal Investigators: Karim Benyekhlef and Fabien Gelinas (2010-1017).
  • Principal Investigator on 1 year URGC Faculty Research Grant, University of Calgary (2004 - 2004).
  • Co-investigator on 4 year Synthetic Biosystems for the Production of High Value Plant Metabolites (2009-2013). Funded by Genome Canada and Genome Alberta. Principal Investigators Peter Facchini, University of Calgary and Vincent Martin, Concordia University
  • University of Calgary Starter Grant, 2004-5
  • University of Calgary Conference Grant
  • Access Copyright Conference Grant