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Copyright conversation: 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 Join us for a parody cabaret featuring […]

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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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Copyright Workshop for Artists – January 16, 2019 @ The Post

Copyright for Artists 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 court cases with Canadian artists emphasize the importance of understanding copyright. Presenting and accessing creative works – art, photography, video, writing, music – is easier than […]

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PLEO letter to the Minister of Tourism, Art and Culture

Please see the Pacific Legal Education and Outreach (PLEO) letter to the Minister of Tourism, Art and Culture about the organization’s position in BC’s arts and culture sector: PLEO letter to Beare Please add your name to the following list if you support PLEO and/or have received services: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1lH1uXnJBUtYJ2DQ8KgHwdBJRD924TC5cx4uXq1FRvjE/edit#gid=0    

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Kid Cartoonist Pushes Scholastic Art Contest to Reconsider Its Copyright Policy

Check out this article written by Elena Goukassian about a 13-year old challenging Scholastic’s copyright policies for its art and writing competitions.      

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5Pointz – Key Takeaways

Check out this article written by Eileen Kinsella about the way forward after the 5Pointz case in which developer Gerald Wolkoff was ordered to pay a staggering $6.7 million to a group of graffiti artists for painting over their work without warning in 2013.

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Did you know….

…..that the Canadian Intellectual Property Office hosts free events across the country? The topics range from “Trademarks 101,” Protecting your IP abroad,” and “IP Commercialization.” Check out their calendar here: https://www.ic.gc.ca/app/scr/crmsri/cipo/events/ Some of the events are also hosted as webinars if you can’t make it in person.

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