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Council of Archives New Brunswick and Council of Nova Scotia Archives Copyright Workshop

October 17, 2016 @ 8:00 am - November 18, 2016 @ 5:00 pm ADT

CANB and CNSA are pleased to sponsor a two-day workshop on copyright issues for archival institutions.

The first day will cover how the Canadian copyright law works (with particular attention to its application in the digital environment) by looking at the key provisions of the Copyright Act (including the 2012 amendments) and relevant case law. Topics to be covered include: what is (and isn’t) protected by copyright, categories of copyright-protected matter, ownership and duration of copyright, economic rights of copyright owners, moral rights of authors, selected users’ rights (e.g., fair dealing and exceptions for libraries, archives and museums), international copyright, and how to analyze a copyright problem.

The second day will give participants an opportunity to apply what they have learned as they discuss six case studies that address copyright issues of interest to archivists, including (but not limited to) photographs, digitizing holdings, fair dealing, and orphan works.

Space is limited and only available to CNSA and CANB members. Please fill out the registration form or call Raegan to reserve your place. Travel reimbursements, including lodging, are available for participants.

This workshop is brought to you in part by the financial support of the Government of Canada through Library and Archives Canada and the Documentary Heritage Communities Program.

Presenter biography

Jean Dryden’s expertise in copyright has been developed over many years of experience as an archivist. She played a lead role in successful lobbying for exceptions for libraries, archives and museums during the discussions leading to the 1997 amendments to the Copyright Act. Her doctoral dissertation investigated the copyright practices of Canadian archives in making their holdings available online. In 2015, she completed a Master of Laws degree, specializing in Intellectual Property, from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University. Jean is the author of Demystifying Copyright: A Researcher’s Guide to Copyright in Canadian Libraries and Archives (2nd ed., 2014). She teaches copyright courses for the School of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto and for the Society of American Archivists. She represents the International Council on Archives at the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Copyright Committee in Geneva.


October 17, 2016 @ 8:00 am ADT
November 18, 2016 @ 5:00 pm ADT
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