On Tuesday February 25, to mark Fair Dealing Week, SFU, UBC, Langara, KPU, VCC, and BCIT invite you to an afternoon of presentations and discussion exploring the impact of copyright and fair dealing on artists working in a variety of disciplines. Light refreshments will be served.
This event is free but registration is required.
The keynote presentation will be recorded and made available following the event for those unable to attend.
Keynote: Brianne Selman -- Copyrights to the rescue! (Or not)
Copyrights are sometimes treated like the best way to address artist concerns about pay and industry concerns about competitiveness. Looking at scholarship from across various disciplines, original research with musicians, as well as the rhetoric and lobbying during the recent INDU and Heritage Copyright Act Review from the music industry, this session will explore what copyright protections may be helpful for independent musicians, and which may not.
Brianne Selman (MA & MLIS) is the Scholarly Communications and Copyright Librarian at the University of Winnipeg. Her work focuses on the balance of copyrights in creative works and involves ongoing education of the University community on Author's Rights, Creative Commons, and all things Open. Brianne is a co-investigator on the SSHRC Insight Grant funded project The Cultural Capital Project: Digital Stewardship and Sustainable Monetization for Canadian Independent Musicians.
Panel of Vancouver-based artists
This panel discussion, moderated by Martha Rans, Legal Director of Artists' Legal Outreach, brings together Vancouver-based artists working in a range of creative disciplines for a discussion of how and when artists have to consider copyright, how copyright intersects with the practice of artists, and what this entails. This is an area that is not often addressed in detail in post-secondaries, yet is a growing area of concern and interest for both students and copyright professionals in higher education.
- Joanna Garfinkel, dramaturge
- Josue Menjivar, graphic novelist and illustrator, instructor at Langara College
- Sean Penney, video game designer, CPO Pocket Pinata, Inc.
- Evann Siebens, video and performance artist
Related event: BCALS Pub Night
Please consider joining the BC Academic Libraries Section for a pub night following this event! We'll be gathering from 4:30pm onwards at Browns Crafthouse (580 W. Pender St.) - everyone is welcome! Please RSVP here.
Thank you to our sponsors
Simon Fraser University
University of British Columbia
Council of Post Secondary Library Directors, British Columbia
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Vancouver Community College