Copyright Symposium 2019

Copyright Symposium 2019
The 2019 OLA Copyright Symposium will explore ideas around traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expression, with a focus on the interplay between this type of knowledge and copyright law.
The recent Statutory Review of the Copyright Act report of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology (INDU) recognizes that "in many cases, the [Copyright] Act fails to meet the expectations of Indigenous peoples with respect to privacy, preservation, and dissemination of their cultural expressions. The Committee also recognizes the need to effectively protect traditional arts and cultural expressions in a manner that empowers Indigenous communities, and to ensure that individual Indigenous creators have the same opportunities to fully participate in the Canadian economy as non-Indigenous creators" (p. 30).
In this symposium, both themes outlined above will be explored, starting with our keynote, Jennifer Wemigwans, who will set the stage by addressing indigenous cultural protocols and cultural responsibilities in the online environment. OLA has superb line-up of speakers for this year’s symposium.

All times are listed in Eastern time.

  Jennifer Wemigwans, PhD - Assistant Professor, University of Toronto - Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)
Digital Bundles, Indigenous Cultural Protocols, and Cultural Responsibilities in the Online Environment

Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights and the Protection of Indigenous Knowledge and Cultural Expressions in Canada  (ISED)
Intellectual Property, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions/Folklore: A Guide for Countries in Transition  (WIPO)
11/22/2019 9:00 AM - 11/22/2019 4:30 PM

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