The Honourable Roger T. Hughes
Federal Court of Canada

Lex Aetheria - Law of the Aether

Friday, January 15, 2016

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Victoria College, Rm. 101
91 Charles Street West, Toronto

There is an emerging international body of law and enforcement of Court Orders directed to regulate the content of telecommunications, including the internet – I call this the lex aetheria.  The lex aetheria is following in the footsteps of earlier international law, such as lex mercatoria and lex maritime, because there is a need to transcend national boundaries in order to deal with what is recognized by all civilized nations to be undesirable activity whether it be criminal, anti-social or infringement of rights. The purpose of my lecture is to recognize this emerging body of law, and to make recommendations for its future course.