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Copyright Basics Workshop

  • 29 Feb 2024
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Zoom - link to meeting will be in your confirmation email.
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Did you know that copyright now lasts for 20 years longer than it used to?

Can a machine be the author of a copyrighted work?

Perhaps it’s time for a refresher!

This one-day workshop provides an overview of how copyright law works and presents the copyright provisions (including relevant case law) that determine duration and ownership of copyright and the respective rights of copyright owners and users of copyrighted material (including fair dealing and the exceptions for libraries, archives, and museums). This course will be of particular interest to archivists, librarians, and museum curators who are responsible for managing copyright in their collections, as well as users of copyrighted content.

Participants will learn:

1.     How copyright law works and the challenges of applying it in the digital environment.

2.     The provisions of the Canadian Copyright Act that set out the duration and ownership of copyright and the respective rights of copyright owners and users of copyrighted material.

3.     How to systematically analyze a copyright question.

This workshop is open to 25 participants only.

Format: Lecture, examples, handouts, discussion.

When: February 29, 2024 at 9:00 am to 4:30 pm EST

Where: Zoom - link to meeting will be in your confirmation email.

About the Instructor:

Jean Dryden, MA, MLS, LLM(IP), PhD

A well-known copyright educator, Jean has presented scores of workshops on copyright to archivists, librarians, and educators. She has over twenty-five years of experience as a staff archivist and archival administrator. Her doctoral dissertation investigated the copyright practices of Canadian archival repositories in making their holdings available on the Internet, and she holds a Master of Laws degree specializing in intellectual property. Jean teaches ‘Copyright for Information Professionals’ at the University of Toronto. She represents the International Council on Archives (ICA) at the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Copyright Committee, and is a member of the ICA’s Expert Group on Legal Matters.

Please be advised that this event is governed by the AAO’s Code of Conduct and is subject to the AAO’s Cancellation Policy. Questions about the workshop can be directed to the PDC Chair and Vice-Chair at professionaldevelopment@aao-archivists.ca.


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