STRICTLY LEGAL

Hot topic legal chats with thought leaders & industry experts from the Osgoode community

Strictly Legal, an Osgoode Professional Development podcast, is about all things legal. Each episode, we unpack
current issues affecting the legal landscape with the help of some of the industry's leading thinkers.

Download or stream the latest edition of Strictly Legal here and keep up to date on hot topic legal issues with some of the leading minds in the industry.

Episode 2: Who Owns Blockchain?

Episode 1: Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs).


Strictly Legal, an Osgoode Professional Development podcast, is about all things legal. 

Each episode, we unpack current issues affecting the legal landscape with the help of some of the industry's leading thinkers.

Download or stream the latest edition of Strictly Legal here and keep up to date on hot topic legal issues with some of the leading minds in the industry.

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China has banned Intial Coin Offerings (ICOs), meanwhile, Canada’s regulators are giving them a big break while outlining their views on the application of securities law to cryptocurrencies. And since the US Securities and Exchange Commission‘s ruled that ICO tokens may be classified as securities, we’ve seen an escalation of regulatory announcements on ICOs.

So, what exactly are ICOs?

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Heated fights over intellectual property are nothing new in promising technology markets. Are we poised for a revolution in the protection of all types of IP?  The blockchain can be used to control and track the distribution of protected IP.  Imagine a world where you could easily register and claim ownership over your original creative works – from music to photos to blogs. With the use of blockchain technology, that world is not so far away. 

As the world reacts to the current blockchain mania, many businesses in the community are having discussions on what the future of innovation in the blockchain space looks like. 

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Episode 3: The #MeToo Movement - Emerging Trends in Sexual Assault Claims in Canada.


Over the last few weeks, reports of sexual assault have leapt – and these claims are not just bound to Hollywood’s elite.  More and more victims are coming forward and sharing their stories with the help of #MeToo. 

In this episode Gillian Hnatiw (Partner,  Lerners LLP) joins OsgoodePD's Heather Gore Liddell to discuss the Canadian legal landscape in sexual assault and harassment, including why one might choose the civil system over the criminal system or vice versa; whether settlement gives relief to victims; and just how  jurisdiction is determined in these cases.

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Upcoming OsgoodePD CPD programs discussing sexual assault claims in Canda: