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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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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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Conversations about Copyright and Creativity: Fair Dealing and the Recent York University Case

Join us for a panel discussion on the impact of the decision in Access Copyright v. York University on fair dealing and copyright issues generally. Presenters: Martha Rans, Artists’ Legal Outreach Lindsay Dykstra, McMillan LLP Kevin Williams, Talonbooks Greg Younging, Theytus Books, UBC Okanagan Billeh Nickerson, Kwantlen Polytechnic University Elizabeth Bachinsky, Douglas College

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I’m a photographer

I’m a photographer Photography is the oldest part of the Act. In 2012, it finally evolved with the technology. In 2012, the Copyright Act was amended and photographers now own the copyright in a photograph they take. That did not used to be the case – the copyright of a photo belonged to the person […]

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I’m a painter

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I’m a painter Once your painting or visual art work is finished, you can control its reproduction, exhibition, distribution in any media, anywhere in the world. The exhibition right is an important right for visual artists since it has established that an exhibition fee ought to be paid to artists. It is important to know […]

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Unlocatable Copyright Owners

Unlocatable Copyright Owners

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Sample Licensing

Sample Licensing

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Sample Letter Requesting Permission to Reproduce Copyrighted Material

Sample Letter Requesting Permission to Reproduce Copyrighted Material

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MAVMAO: A Guide to Contracts

MAVMAO – A Guide to Contracts

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