Jason J. Kee is Public Policy and Government Relations Counsel for Google Canada. Working with Google Canada’s policy team in Ottawa, he monitors and analyzes issues and legislation affecting the Internet, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Interactive Digital Media (IDM) industries in Canada, and regularly interacts with both government and partner organizations on matters such as intellectual property policy, e-commerce, content regulation and other government policies and/or legislation affecting the Internet, ICT and IDM sectors.
Prior to joining Google Canada, Jason was the Director of Policy and Legal Affairs for the Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC), the industry association that represents companies in Canada that develop, publish and distribute video and computer games for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers and the Internet. Before that, Jason practiced intellectual property, information technology and entertainment law (with an emphasis on Internet, e-commerce, gaming and interactive media-related matters) at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP. He also acted as legal and policy counsel to the Canadian Interactive Alliance / Alliance Interactive Canadienne (CIAIC), an alliance of provincial new media associations that represents the interactive digital media industry at a national level. He is the founder and former chair of the interactive media committee of the Canadian IT Law Association (IT.Can). He is also on the Board of the GRAND-NCE, the Graphics, Animation and New Media Network of Centres of Excellence, and several industry advisory committees.