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Artists Legal Outreach on CTV November 27th

Submitted by martha on March 4, 2012 – 5:52pm A few weeks ago I gave an interview to CTV consumer reporter Linda Steele about allegations of copyright infringement by local artist after finding reproductions of her work for sale at a store in Tsawassen. You can see the story here: http://bc.ctvnews.ca/counterfeits-of-b-c-artist-s-work-sold-in-ferry-terminal-1.1051390.

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Legislative Committee on Bill C-11: Our Appearance March 7th at 3:30 pm est

Submitted by martha on February 29, 2012 – 4:03pm I am scheduled to appear March 7th, 2012 before the Parliamentary Committee on Bill C-11. You can watch it here: http://www.parl.gc.ca/committeebusiness/CommitteeMeetings.aspx?Cmte=CC11…. The previous letter on C-32 can be found at http://artistslegaloutreach.ca/node/285. For those who are interested here is the body of the letter sent to the […]

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National Gallery of Canada negotiated in bad faith with artist groups

Submitted by martha on February 26, 2012 – 8:08am The CAPPRT Tribunal issued its long-awaited decision in the dispute between CARFAC and the National Gallery. The Tribunal found that the Gallery’s refusal to negotiate fees for the digital exhibition rights was bad faith. http://www.straight.com/article-617761/vancouver/tribunal-finds-national…

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Art is not Information

Submitted by martha on January 17, 2012 – 9:14am This morning I listened to a Swedish Church of Copinism. Information is holy – all information is philosophically the same in their view and file sharing is a religious ritual. When asked whether all information was equally valuable he said no but there was no follow-up. […]

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Haiti Fundraiser January 13, 2012

Submitted by martha on January 6, 2012 – 3:15pm On Friday the 13th, at W2 more than 40 brave souls came out for a screening of The Agronomist. The event  was a benefit for a school in Haiti: ” LekÒl Vizyon Modèn” in Port au Prince. This school was created in 2010 when founder Haitian […]

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Haiti Fundraser January 13, 2012

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Submitted by martha on January 6, 2012 – 3:15pm On Friday the 13th, at W2 more than 40 brave souls came out for a screening of The Agronomist.  The event  was a benefit for a school in Haiti: ” LekÒl Vizyon Modèn” in Port au Prince. This school was created in 2010 when founder Haitian […]

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Yours, Mine, Ours Event in Ottawa – Monday 28th of November 2011

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In case you thought things were different in Brazil

Submitted by martha on October 30, 2011 – 5:17pm Dear videomaker, Your video “Chug Chug Chug Go Go Go” has been blocked because it seems to have images that infringe copyrights laws. To use still pictures or moving images made by another person, you must have their written consent. If you do not have it, […]

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Your Feedback from the Art, Revolution & Ownership Event

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on October 12, 2011 – 10:59pm “Well, I thought the calibre of the discussion & work presented in the Tiki lounge was just great. The space wasn’t that suitable — hot & crowded, however picturesque. As for the exhibits, others will know better than I, but it didn’t appear that […]

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Creative Commons License upheld in Germany

Submitted by martha on October 7, 2011 – 4:50pm Thanks to Creatve Commons for letting us know about the German case in which the CC-BY-SA license was upheld. From Mike’s post: The photo . . . . was used without providing attribution to the photographer and without providing notice of the license used, both core […]

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