Fair Dealing debated in Academia

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Live-streaming copyright debates at Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 

We’re pleased to report that the 2014 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences—a gathering of thousands of scholars, academics and researchers—is injecting some balance into the debate about copyright and content use on campus. 

This year’s Congress (Brock University, St. Catharines, May 24 to 31) features a debate series called “Copyright and the Modern Academic” that should be of interest to students, educators, creators, publishers and all those with a stake in the future availability of professionally-produced, Canadian content.

Scheduled Debates

On Wed, May 28, 4:30-6:30pm (South Block Room 215) Glenn Rollans, partner at Brush Education Inc (an Access Copyright affiliate) and University of Ottawa professor Michael Geist will debate on the subject of Open Access and the future of academic publishing. Live-streamed here. Archived thereafter here.

On Thurs, May 29, 2:00-3:30pm (International Centre Room 119) Access Copyright executive director Roanie Levy and IP lawyer Howard Knopf (Macera & Jarzyna LLP) will debate on the subject of Access Copyright and the future of collective licensing in post-secondary education. No streaming available but a video will be posted here.

Both debates are open to the public.

Access @ Congress

Access Copyright will have a booth at the Congress Expo (Walker Complex) from May 28 to 30. If you’re at the conference, please stop by booth 58 and say hello.  You can learn more about this year’s Congress conference by clicking here. Get up-to-the-minute updates and comments about Congress 2014 and those attending by following #congreSSH on Twitter. 

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