OLA Copyright Symposium
Theme: The Public Domain: Now A Private Affair?
Save the Date: Friday November 23, 2018
Location: Ryerson University Library, 4th floor
Program: Full details here
Registration: $100 Members; $175 Non Members; $35 Students
The Canadian Public Domain is the theme of the 2018 Copyright Symposium
Numerous inquiries regarding the public domain focus on: what’s in it; how is it defined; how do you determine what content is in the public domain; and what are the common misconceptions about it. The symposium speakers will:
Explore the scholarship of the public domain in Canada
Discuss recent proposed changes to copyright term extension
Present professional practice in managing public domain collections and illustrate the challenges in using public domain works
Demonstrate how to locate and assess works in the public domain; and
Understand how public domain resources are used in commercial enterprises
Professor Carys Craig is this year’s keynote speaker. She is the Associate Dean (Research & Institutional Relations), and an Associate Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School. Professor Craig is the Academic Director of the Osgoode Professional Development LLM Program in Intellectual Property Law, Editor-in-Chief of the Osgoode Hall Law School SSRN Legal Studies Research Paper Series, and a founding member of IP Osgoode (Osgoode’s Intellectual Property Law & Technology Program).
The OLA Copyright User’s Group regularly host a symposium focusing on issues related to copyright for various types of libraries. As librarians and library technicians with responsibility for administering copyright policy and/or educating colleagues and users it is necessary to develop professional skills and judgment to discern both the needs of our communities and the extent of what the law will allow. The symposium aims to assist librarians and library staff in developing copyright knowledge grounded in existing law and tailored to the unique needs and culture of their institution.
Registrations will be reimbursed at 75% until 30 days prior to the event; 50% until 15 days prior and will not be reimbursed at all within 14 days of the event. Registration can be transferred to another staff member at any point during the registration process. Please email your cancellation or transfer requests to firstname.lastname@example.org .