IP Osgoode and Osgoode Hall Law School’s Pierre Genest Memorial Fund are presenting a day-long symposium on User-Generated Content Under Canadian Copyright Law on Thursday October 10, 2013. The featured speaker will be Professor Victor Nabhan and, according to IP Osgoode,
[s]ome of the topics for discussion include an analysis of the UGC [user-generated content] exception under Canadian copyright law, the interaction of the UGC exception with fair dealing, specific legal aspects of fan fiction and appropriation art, and whether the UGC exception is in conformity with international treaty standards. Representatives from SOCAN, YouTube and BCE will also provide some insights on the commercial aspects of UGC and practical strategies for minimizing risks associated with UGC.
Registration is free but you are asked to RSVP to www.iposgoode.ca/RSVP (Event Code: UGC) by October 3, 2013. Those who are unable to attend will be able to watch the event on video afterwards, when it is posted to IP Osgoode’s events archive, which, by the way, is worth your looking at, if IP law is your thing. You’ll find over a dozen webcasts available, including, for instance, a presentation by Justice Marshall Rothstein on the Supreme Court of Canada 2012 Copyright Decisions and a presentation by Douglas Pepper, VP at Random House Canada and Publisher at Signal/McClelland & Stewart, on Books Are Dead. Long Live Books!.