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Fixing Canadian Crown Copyright

The federal Copyright Act establishes the legal framework for use of copyright-protected works in Canada. Under the Act, rights-holders have the exclusive right to reproduce and re-use substantial amounts of a work unless such uses fall under one of the statutory exceptions to copyright infringement. This framework attempts to provide a balance between the needs […]

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Amanda Wakaruk
Amanda Wakaruk
Amanda Wakaruk, MLIS, MES, worked as an academic government information librarian for almost twenty years before becoming the University of Alberta's Copyright Librarian in 2015. To learn more about her work, go to amandawakaruk.ca. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the University.
 

Copyright No Plaything: Celebrity Tattoos In Video Games

Tattooed celebrities are abundant; from Shawn Mendes’s fan-designed butterfly, to Drake’s “6 God” praying hands, to the elaborate artwork displayed on the bodies of professional athletes like basketball star LeBron James (by one account more than half of all active NBA players have tattoos) — the list goes on. Whether it’s angels or demons, expressions […]

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Tara Parker
Tara Parker
Tara Parker is a partner in the Entertainment Law Group at Goodmans. Her practice focuses on advising major U.S., international and Canadian studios, broadcasters, producers, literary, musical, theatrical and business clients on a wide range of media-related matters, including film financing, international co-productions and joint-ventures, rights acquisitions, format licence and distribution deals, errors and omissions insurance, clearance and copyright law matters.
 

Know Your Rights: Copyright in Canada in the era of COVID-19 and beyond

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing measures hit Canada’s arts communities early, hard and fast. Even when present measures ease up, the return of performing artists to the stage looks to be a slow one. Some creators may use this time in isolation to craft new works, while others may find it […]

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Julia Ryckman
Julia Ryckman
Julia Ryckman is an intellectual property lawyer and litigator at Pitblado LLP and previously taught Copyright Law at the University of Manitoba Law School in 2018. Her interest in intellectual property matters stems from her days performing in bands and collaborating with video and performance artists. Passionate about the arts, she is on the board of directors of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and is Chair of Video Pool Media Arts Centre’s board.
 


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