Yours, Mine, and Ours: The ALO Copyright Conversations 2019

Artists’ Legal Outreach is proud to present Yours, Mine, and Ours: The ALO Copyright Conversations 2019, a series of discussions with artists about issues surrounding copyright of creative works. Plan to join the conversation!

RSVPs are required. Admission free applicable for some sessions. See descriptions below for registration links.


Yours, Mine, and Ours: Who Owns Public Art?
Thursday, April 11, 2019 (6:00–8:00pm)
Location: HCMA Architecture + Design (#400-675 West Hastings St, Vancouver, BC)
FREE! Register HERE

Artwork created specifically for public spaces is inherently accessible, often encouraging viewers to interact and engage with the work and blurring boundaries of ownership. Glass artist Victoria Balva with Calgary-based collaborative artists Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett take part in a moderated conversation about the complexities of copyright in relation to public art and architecture. What is the role of the artist, the architect, the public in relation to public art? Who is the owner? Moderated by HCMA partner Melissa Higgs.

Attendance is free, but space is limited and RSVPs are required: Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Seating is limited; if tickets are sold out please add your name to the waitlist. Additional tickets will be released near the event date.

Presented in partnership with HCMA Architecture + Design.




Yours, Mine, and Ours: Film, the People, and the Public Domain
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Film Screening of A Place Called Chiapas: 4:15–5:45pm
Talkback: 5:45–6:30pm
Vancity Theatre
1181 Seymour St, Vancouver
Tickets: Student / Seniors / Low income $13; General Admissions $15. $2 membership fee applicable.
Purchase your ticket here. Includes film screening.

Filmmaker Nettie Wild discusses the 2019 repatriation of her film A Place called Chiapas to Mexico. Talkback follows a screening of the film on May 4.

Presented in partnership with DOXA as part of the 2019 DOXA Documentary Film Festival.




Yours, Mine, and Ours: Much Ado about Something (When Storytelling and Copyright Collide)

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
SFU Woodward’s Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre (149 West Hastings St, Vancouver)
$10 admission (subsidy available). Check back soon for the registration link.

This special evening presentation features theatre artists Erin Pike and James Long (Theatre Replacement), both of whom experienced the complexities of navigating art, copyright and the threat of legal action. Pike created a one-person show, That’swhatshesaid, using only the female dialogue and stage directions from some of the most produced plays of the 2014-15 season. After finding a collection of photo albums in East Vancouver, Long’s Clark and I Somewhere in Connecticut explores the dilemmas inherent in the appreciation and use of other people’s memories. Pike and Long, joined with Martha Rans (Legal Director of the Artists’ Legal Outreach) will open up a conversation about the legal and ethical considerations facing artists.

Presented in partnership with the GVPTA as part of the 2019 Making A Scene theatre conference; co-hosted by SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs.




Yours, Mine, and Ours: So You Think You Can Take It

Friday, June 14, 2019 7:00–9:00pm | 303 East 8th Ave, Vancouver
Check back soon for the registration link.

Join us for a parody cabaret featuring a performance by Veda Hille and the Fits, and a conversation with lawyer Kohel Haver from Portland, Oregon.



ALO acknowledges that these events are held on the traditional and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Financial assistance for the Yours, Mine, and Ours series is provided by the City of Vancouver Cultural Services and CreativeBC. Additional support provided by McMillan LLP, Vancouver.


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