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Announcement: Artists’ Legal Outreach Launches Copyright Podcast

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November 8, 2019 Pacific Legal Education & Outreach and Artists’ Legal Outreach are proud to announce the launch of Yours Mine Ours, a new podcast dedicated to copyright. Emerging from ALO’s series of public copyright conversations held in Vancouver in the spring and summer of 2019, Yours Mine Ours  features artists from a wide variety […]

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Creative theft, poor payouts from streaming services chipping away at artistic middle class

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With quotes from our Legal Director, Martha Rans, below. Article by ANDREA YU, special to THE GLOBE AND MAIL SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 Country musician Mike Plume in his recording studio in Edmonton on Aug. 23, 2019. Plume and other Canadians are seeing a decline of the the middle class for creatives. IAN JACKSON/THE GLOBE AND MAIL Country […]

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Copyright conversation: Dancing Around Copyright: Who Owns a Dance?

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Artists’ Legal Outreach presents the next event in the Yours, Mine, and Ours: The ALO Copyright Conversations 2019 on Friday, September 20. Plan to join the conversation! Yours, Mine, and Ours: Dancing Around Copyright: Who Owns a Dance?  Friday, September 20, 2019 2:00-3:00pm SFU Woodward’s Room 2205 – 149 West Hastings Street Vancouver, BC, V6B […]

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Maryam Jafri: What’s copyright got to do with it?

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Come and join us Saturday July 6 at 3pm at the Contemporary  Art Gallery 555 Nelson St,  Vancouver.  Maryam Jafri’s work directly addresses the impact of copyright on the creative process.  In this conversation with lawyer Martha Rans we’ll look at how Getty Images distorts the nature of authorship and ownership.  No registration required.

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Copyright conversation June 14: So You Think You Can Take It

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Artists’ Legal Outreach presents the next event in the Yours, Mine, and Ours: The ALO Copyright Conversations 2019 on June 14, 2019. Plan to join the conversation! Yours, Mine, and Ours: So You Think You Can Take It Friday, June 14, 2019 7:00–9:00pm 303 East 8th Ave, Vancouver Admission: $10, FREE for students. Register via […]

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Copyright conversation: Much Ado About Something (When Storytelling and Copyright Collide)

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Artists’ Legal Outreach presents the next event in the Yours, Mine, and Ours: The ALO Copyright Conversations 2019 on May  28, 2019. Plan to join the conversation! Yours, Mine, and Ours: Much Ado About Something (When Storytelling and Copyright Collide)  Tuesday, May 28, 2019 6:30–8:00pm SFU Woodward’s Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre (149 West Hastings […]

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Copyright conversation: Yours, Mine, and Ours: Film, the People, and the Public Domain

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Artists’ Legal Outreach presents the next event in the Yours, Mine, and Ours: The  ALO Copyright Conversations 2019 on May 4, 2019. DOXA Documentary Film Festival presents a screening of A Place Called Chiapas as part of its 10th annual Justice Forum, which showcases films that create space for dialogue and sow the seeds for social […]

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Join us for an April 11 copyright conversation: Yours, Mine, and Ours: Who Owns Public Art?

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Yours, Mine, and Ours: Who Owns Public Art? Thursday, April 11, 2019 (6:00–8:00pm) Location: HCMA Architecture + Design (#400-675 West Hastings St, Vancouver, BC) FREE! Register HERE Artwork created specifically for public spaces is inherently accessible, often encouraging viewers to interact and engage with the work and blurring boundaries of ownership. Glass artist Victoria Balva with Calgary-based […]

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Yours, Mine, and Ours: The ALO Copyright Conversations 2019

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Artists’ Legal Outreach is proud to present Yours, Mine, and Ours: The ALO Copyright Conversations 2019, a series of discussions with artists about issues surrounding copyright of creative works. Plan to join the conversation! RSVPs are required. Admission free applicable for some sessions. See descriptions below for registration links.   Yours, Mine, and Ours: Who […]

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Join us for a variety of copyright conversations happening in Victoria and Vancouver!

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  Tickets for the first event can be purchased from Eventbrite here. On Monday February 25, 2019 on the University Victoria Campus, join us for a Copyright 101 Workshop. With the massive amount of media being easily shared digitally, how do we know what’s fair to use or what others can use of ours? Recent […]

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