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Copyright Basics Workshop

Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Registration deadline: Registration is now closed as workshop is full (July 29).

If you would like to be added to a waitlist, please contact EAS Coordinator at aabc.advisor@aabc.ca

Workshop details:

We are pleased to offer a second workshop due to popular demand!

Join the AABC for this one-day workshop that 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.


Format: Lecture, examples, handouts & discussion

When: Wednesday, September 15, 2021; 9:00 am - 4:30 pm (coffee/lunch breaks scheduled throughout the day)

Where: Online via Zoom

Registration rates: AABC Members: $150.00 / Non-members: $180.00

Workshop spaces: 25


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 (Toronto, 2008) investigated the copyright practices of Canadian archival repositories in making their holdings available on the Internet. In 2015, she completed a Master of Laws degree specializing in intellectual property at Osgoode Hall Law School. Jean is the author of Demystifying Copyright: A Researcher's Guide to Copyright in Canadian Libraries and Archives,2nd ed. 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.

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