Please note that the information provided should be viewed as general information only, not legal advice. Copyright and trade-marks are complex subjects and the information on these pages is only a brief introduction. If you have a legal or business issue, we recommend that you consult a lawyer who is knowledgeable about the area in question to obtain tailored legal advice.


If you are looking for copyright information thanks to a grant from the Law Foundation of BC we have created copyright toolkits.


If you are looking for some of our handouts from the workshops we have given they can be found here:


The ALO library is a collection of printed and online material available to artists and arts organizations in all disciplines. It contains articles, legislation and sample legal documents related to arts, entertainment, business, and intellectual property law.

Thank you to the generous donations of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and Chris Gora, we were able to add to our library in 2008.


Martha Rans (Artists Legal Outreach) at Toronto Copyright Townhall
MDD 2010: Copyright Issues (Part 1/4)
MDD 2010: Copyright Issues (Part 2/4)
MDD 2010: Copyright Issues (Part 3/4)
MDD 2010: Copyright Issues (Part 4/4) ALO Legal Director, Martha Rans