Program


Last Word, Make it Ours: Strategies for Preparing for the Copyright Act Review

Presented by the OLA Copyright Users’ Committee.

Event Information

Monday, December 5, 2016
Hart House, University of Toronto:
7 Hart House Circle
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3H3
9:00am - 5:00pm

Registration Fees

Member $100
Non-Member $150
Student $35 (limited spaces)



Program

The Last Word, Make it Ours: Strategies for Preparing for the Copyright Act Review*

8:30 - 9:15am Registration & Coffee
9:15 - 10:30am Lessons Learned from Earlier Legislated Review
Speakers: Joan Dalton (Associate University Librarian, University of Windsor), Paul Whitney (Consultant and former City Librarian, Vancouver Public Library), and Jason Bird (Manager, Library Services at Sault College)
Moderator: Dr. Margaret Ann Wilkinson (Professor and Director of the Faculty of Law IPIT Area, Western University)
Presenters will describe experiences of previous Copyright Act reviews, including success stories from librarians’ efforts as well as historical context that impacted the processes. Other advocacy efforts relevant for the current review including copyright related advocacy at the international level and strategic issues for facilitating cross-sectorial collaborations will close the session.
10:30 - 10:45am Break
10:45 - 11:30am Libraries as Copyright Educators and Advocates
Speakers: Mark Swartz (Copyright Specialist, Queen’s University) and Sam Cheng (Copyright Coordinator, Sheridan)
The role of libraries in providing copyright education and advocacy will be discussed. We will also summarize the legislative issues identified from the “Hack the Act” exercise at the ABC Copyright 2016 Conference and ask participants to take part in a follow up to this exercise.
11:30 - 12:15pm External Conditions Pertinent to Shaping Advocacy
Speakers: Jason Bird (Manager, Library Services at Sault College), Dr. Margaret Ann Wilkinson (Professor and Director of the Faculty of Law IPIT Area, Western University), and Michael Ciccone (Executive Director, Centre for Equitable Library Access)
Challenges and opportunities that are impacting libraries in their advocacy efforts will be reviewed, including current copyright roles of Canadian federal government departments, institutional practices of fair dealing affecting Canadian libraries in various sectors, and the realities associated with the fact that licenses override copyright exceptions.
12:15 - 1:15pm Lunch
1:15 - 2:15pm Copyright Board: Possible Advocacy Opportunities
Speaker: Dr. Margaret Ann Wilkinson (Professor and Director of the Faculty of Law IPIT Area, Western University)
Part VII of the Copyright Act governs the Copyright Board and the copyright collectives. Libraries have a mandate to serve the public interest, as does the Board. With recent experience of working with collectives such as Access Copyright and Copibec, we will explore possible issues we can advocate on to reform this part of the Act.
2:15 - 2:30pm Break
2:30 - 3:30pm Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade, and Commerce Report on the Copyright Board of Canada
Speakers: Members of the Standing Senate Committee.
The Committee will present its newly published study on the Copyright Board of Canada.
3:30 - 4:30pm Wrap Up & Next Steps
Speakers: Shelagh Paterson (Executive Director, Ontario Library Association) and Margaret Ann Wilkinson (Professor and Director of the Faculty of Law IPIT Area, Western University)

* Arranged and coordinated by the OLA Copyright Users’ Committee: Sam Cheng (Chair of the committee and Copyright Coordinator, Sheridan), Jason Bird (Manager, Library Services at Sault College), Michael Ciccone (Executive Director, Centre for Equitable Library Access), Ex Officio member Shelagh Paterson (Executive Director, Ontario Library Association), Mark Swartz (Copyright Specialist, Queen’s University), and Dr. Margaret Ann Wilkinson (Professor and Director of the IPIT Area, Western Law)