Frederick Pinto is an intellectual property, new technology and entertainment lawyer based in Montreal. He has lectured and taught on matters of copyright and cultural policy, including at McGill University and Recording Arts Canada. He has also published several articles in these fields in peer reviewed law journals, magazines and newspapers. he was the columnist on digital music business issues for Royalty Week, an industry-wide online publication, in 2007 and 2008. The Sabbatical is his first work of fiction.