Copyright for Archives March 7-8 2016

The Association of Newfoundland and Labrador Archives presents a 2-day workshop: Copyright for Archives When: March 7-8, 2016

Where: The Rooms Theatre

Instructor: Dr. Jean Dryden.

ANLA presents a two-day workshop providing an overview of the Canadian Copyright Act and related case law of particular relevance to archivists in Newfoundland and Labrador. The first day will provide an intensive overview of how the Canadian copyright law works, with particular attention to its application in the digital environment.

Topics to be covered include: categories of works, ownership and duration of copyright, economic rights of copyright owners, moral rights of authors, users’ rights, international copyright, and how to analyze a copyright problem. The second day will give participants an opportunity to apply what they have learned as they discuss case studies about copyright issues of interest to archivists, including (but not limited to) photographs, digitizing holdings, and orphan works.

Fees: $100 for ANLA members $150 for non-members

Instructor: Jean Dryden’s expertise in copyright has been developed over many years of experience as an archivist. As Chair of the Bureau of Canadian Archivists Copyright Committee, she played a lead role in successful lobbying for exceptions for libraries, archives and museums during the discussions leading to the 1997 amendments to the Copyright Act. Her doctoral dissertation (Toronto, 2008) investigated the copyright practices of Canadian archival repositories in making their holdings available online. From 2008-2011, she taught at the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, where she was the principal investigator for a comparative research study that examined the copyright practices of American archival repositories and their impact on users. She is the author of Demystifying Copyright: A Researcher’s Guide to Copyright in Canadian Libraries and Archives (2014). She teaches copyright courses for the School of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto and for the Society of American Archivists. She is currently pursuing a LLM degree, specializing in Intellectual Property, at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada.


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