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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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Triple Party Copyright Case Brings Up Interesting Issues in Today’s Music Landscape

Read the article written by Guy Osborn, Professor of Law at the University of Westminster and Simon Anderson, musician, composer and music publisher published today on the Quietus: Get The Lawyers In! Experts On The Del Rey vs Radiohead vs Hollies Case  

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ALO Seeking Law Student Contributers!

Artists’ Legal Outreach is looking for law student submissions! Please contact us if you would like to submit an article, comment or news item.

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