OLA Copyright Symposium

Fair Game VS Fair Dealing

This year’s symposium will focus on the application and use of fair dealing by libraries, educational institutions and their users in light of the recent Supreme Court decisions. Attendees will learn more about fair dealing in the digital context; how copyright applies to different ways that users access and use library collections in their work; and a conversation around user rights in Canada.

Day 1: Wednesday December 8, 2021 –  12:00pm EST – 3:30pm EST
Day 2: Thursday December 9, 2021 – 12:00pm EST – 3:30pm EST

Hosted through the Zoom platform. All presentations will be recorded and made available to attendees. 

Registration Pricing (includes both days):

OLA Members – $125
Non-Member – $225
Non-Member Plus (includes one year membership) – $200
Staff at First Nations Libraries – Free
Student or Underemployed Member – $25

To register a group of 5+ please contact Michelle Arbuckle marbuckle@accessola.com

Program Overview: 

User Rights in Canadian Copyright – Presented by Dr. David Vaver 

Emerging User Rights: Making Space for Controlled Digital Lending in Canada’s Libraries – Presented by Christina de Castell and Mark Swartz

The Battle for Digital Rights in Copyright: Stemming the Tide of Incursion into the Public Interested – Presented by Victoria Owen 

Strengthening Canadian User Rights through Shared Understanding: Adapting the Codes of Best Practices in Fair Use for Canada – Presented by Stephanie Savage, Rowena Johnson, Graeme Slaght, Mark Swartz

Fair Dealing or Fair Game? an assessment activity with Meaghan Shannon 

Digital Story Time & Fair Dealing – Presenters to be announced

Full program details and timing available here. 

To register a group of 5+ please contact Michelle Arbuckle marbuckle@accessola.com

What is the Copyright Symposium?

The OLA Copyright User’s Group regularly host a symposium focusing on issues related to copyright for various types of libraries.  As librarians and library technicians with responsibility for administering copyright policy and/or educating colleagues and users it is necessary to develop professional skills and judgment to discern both the needs of our communities and the extent of what the law will allow. The symposium aims to assist librarians and library staff in developing copyright knowledge grounded in existing law and tailored to the unique needs and culture of their institution.