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Copyright, appropriation and the law

An open forum for Indigenous and non Indigenous artists and creators in all disciplines to talk through some of the issues they face in their practice. How is your work protected under copyright laws? Can copyright align with Indigenous artistic practice? Led by Martha Rans, Legal Director of the Artists’ Legal Outreach, copyright lawyer and advocate […]

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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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Is the Commons Creative?

Submitted by martha on December 2, 2012 – 12:37pm I have been revisiting my statement to the Legislative Committee on Bill C-11. In April I attended Innovate/Activate in Berkeley awash with posters for Kony 2012. I went to I/A priarily as it drew from a wide range of those whose focus is on the public […]

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