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Event (Edmonton): Summer Salon: Copyright Modernization Act – Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton (PACE)

Event (Edmonton): Summer Salon: Copyright Modernization Act – Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton (PACE)


Join us for “A Discussion of Canada’s Copyright Modernization Act: Five Years In”

When: June 28, 5 – 7:30 pm.
Where: ATB Financial Arts Barns.

The new Copyright Modernization Act took effect on 7 November, 2012. It was the first new copyright legislation in Canada in 20 years and attempted to bring our country into the modern digital age. The bill sought to strike a balance between protection of the rights of creators, and owners of creations, versus the rights of the consumer, allowing such things as time and format shifting and making back-up copies but prohibiting the circumvention of digital locks, even for personal use. Libraries and educational institutions were given greater latitude in reproducing creative works, and the scope of “fair dealing” was expanded in allowing use of parts of copyrighted works in education, satire and parody. At the same time, performers and photographers were made the primary owners of commissioned works. The new Act also called for a review of copyright law every five years.

The federal government’s mandated five-year review of the Act is expected to be announced late this year. In the meantime, PACE and our partners in this Salon wish to conduct our own review of the Act from the perspective of local Arts and Culture organizations and practitioners. What has been better under the new Act?>What has proved problematic? What further reforms are needed?

Come and hear front-line experts talk about the Act and share your own professional experiences with the legislation.

This event will feature Glenn Rollans, Partner, Brush Education Inc. as our moderator and panelists Linda Callaghan, lawyer, Ackroyd Law, Edmonton; Linda Cameron, Director, University of Alberta Press; Paddy Lamb, Alberta representative, National Board of CARFAC; Chris Wynters, Director, Festivals / Partnerships, Six Shooter Records; Jeananne Kathol Kirwin, author and lawyer, Kirwin LLP.

This is a free event, but please register here.

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