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The McGill Business Law Meter Blog

On 1 November 2021, McGill's Faculty of Law launched the McGill Business Law Meter, a blog for timely commentary and discussion of current developments in Canadian and transnational business law. Under the editorial leadership of the inaugural holder of the Professorship of Business Law, Peer Zumbansen, McGill Law students engage with hot button issues in corporate and securities, labour and commercial law, investment law, international economic law and private international law. The Meter welcomes feedback and commentary as well as submissions from guest writers. Guest submissions and inquiries should be sent to: peer.zumbansen [at]

The latest in the Business Law Meter

3 Jan 2023

Through Bill C-27, the Canadian Federal Government has signaled a desire to update our legislative framework to account for the radical changes technology has had on our society. But is it enough?

3 Jan 2023
Tiktok is used by many political candidates and advocates to “democratize” political messaging and reach young voters – but is Tiktok’s algorithmic model compatible with democratic values?
1 Dec 2022
The following blog post is based on a research project on the regulation of CSR and ESG, undertaken as part of the course in Business Associations at McGill’s Faculty of Law in the Fall 2022 semester. Members of the group included Sofia Watt Sjöström, Spencer Williams, Aidan Carpio-Lanthier, Soraia Afshar and Joey Carrier, the course was convened by Professor Peer Zumbansen.
9 Nov 2022
The business of emotion recognition is a lucrative one—but is it based on an unsound premise?
17 Oct 2022
Artificial intelligence (AI) will never be as good as human – it will be even better.
16 Oct 2022
In light of the growing number of publicly available text-to-image artificial intelligence systems, law and policy makers may soon be expected to address emerging questions regarding regulation, ethical accountability, and intellectual property claims. But from these broader societal concerns also emerges the plight of the individual artist, who bears not only the economic implications of this penchant towards the mass-production of art but also the existential threat of dispensability.


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