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Daniel G. C. Glover

Daniel G. C. Glover

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Toronto, ON, CAN


Daniel Glover is a partner at McCarthy Tétrault LLP in Toronto, and a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property, Privacy, Technology, Franchise & Distribution, and Appellate Groups.

Mr. Glover has expertise in all aspects of information and media law, including Internet law, copyright and trade-mark protection, and data protection and advertising compliance. He has advised numerous clients in the technology, retail, financial services, and health services fields on privacy and anti-spam compliance issues, including with respect to compliance with Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL), data breach responses, and with domestic and international obligations. Mr. Glover has acted for a wide range of clients, including Internet service providers and content hosts, media companies and industry organizations (film, television, music, gaming, and publishing), banks, insurers and financial services companies, health services providers, retailers, franchisors, distributors, and software, electronics and technology manufacturers.

Mr. Glover has represented clients in complex matters before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Federal Court, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, and the Copyright Board of Canada. He was counsel in successful appeals at the Supreme Court of Canada in two leading copyright cases in 2012, appeared at the Supreme Court again in 2013 in an important appeal on the test for copyright infringement, and is counsel on another important copyright appeal decided in 2015. Three of these cases were named in Lexpert’s annual "Top 10 cases". Mr. Glover also participated in drafting an amicus brief on international copyright law standards at the Supreme Court of the United States in 2014.

A SELECTION OF CASES IN WHICH MR. GLOVER WAS COUNSEL INCLUDES:

  • American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., et al. v. Aereo, Inc., fka Bamboom Labs, Inc, 134 S. Ct. 2498 (Supreme Court of the United States, 2014)
  • Canadian Broadcasting Corp. v. SODRAC 2003 Inc., 2015 SCC 57
  • Cinar Corporation v. Robinson, 2013 SCC 73 (Supreme Court of Canada)
  • Reference re Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2010-167 and Broadcasting Order CRTC 2010-168, 2012 SCC 68 (Supreme Court of Canada)
  • ESA v. SOCAN, 2012 SCC 34 (Supreme Court of Canada)
  • Alberta v. Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency, 2012 SCC 37 (Supreme Court of Canada)

Mr. Glover is an adjunct professor in intellectual property law at the Osgoode Hall Law School at York University and a co-author of the texts Intellectual Property Law in Canada: Cases and Commentary (Carswell), Global Privacy and Security Law Reference (Aspen Publishers), and the User's Guide to Canadian Copyright Tariffs (McCarthy Tétrault).

Mr. Glover received his MA from the University of Toronto in 1996 and his AB (magna cum laude) from Harvard University in 1994, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and won numerous awards, including the Thomas T. Hoopes Prize, the LeBaron Russell Briggs Traveling Fellowship and the John Harvard Scholarship. He was called to the Ontario bar in 2006 and is a registered trade-mark agent.

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