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CLaw and CARFAC present Ottawa ArtLaw Pub Night!

CLaw and CARFAC (Canadian Artists’ Representation) invite you to join us for a multidisciplinary pint!

Step in from the cold and have a drink (or two, or three) with members of Ottawa’s arts and legal community. We will be taking this opportunity to discuss CARFAC’s upcoming Arts Law Conference in June 2012, including ways for students to get involved. Come and mingle with people who share similar interests!

Where: The Royal Oak (161 Laurier Avenue East)
When: Wednesday, February 29th, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
RSVP on Facebook.

“Yours, Mine, Ours” Copyright Discussion Panel Now Available Online

On November 28, 2011, CLaw and CIPPIC jointly organized a panel discussion on the current state of fair-dealing and copyright law in Canada.

Speakers included Gerry Burtenshaw (Legitmix), Jacques Ménard (DOC), Aidan O’Neill (Fasken Martineau), and Martha Rans (ALO), with David Fewer of CIPPIC as moderator. Attendees from the law school and the arts & cultural community at large were treated to a fascinating range of perspectives. Issues around the copyright “pie” such as practical impediments to the practice of visual artists and filmmakers, Bill C-11′s proposed “YouTube Provision”, and the law’s potential hindrance to technological innovation were discussed at length.

Listen in on the recording, available in its entirety here (or at the link below), and add your own views or comments to particular points of personal interest!

CLaw & CIPPIC “Yours, Mine, Ours” Copyright Discussion Panel | Audio Recording by UOttawaClaw

Yours, Mine, Ours: A Panel Discussion on Fair Dealing & Copyright Law in Canada

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The Creative Law Society & the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic present:

Yours, Mine, Ours: Fair Dealing & Copyright Law in Canada
Discussion Panel

DATE: Mon, Nov 28, 2011, 4:00-5:30pm
PLACE: Lamoureux Hall 407 – University of Ottawa

Gerry Burtenshaw, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Legitmix, a music remix platform that allows users to create and sell remixes, mash-ups and sample-based tracks outside the conventional licensing process.
Jacques Ménard, documentary filmmaker and producer, Board Member of the Documentary Organization of Canada.
Aidan O’Neill, Partner, Fasken Martineau, specializing in IP, media and communications law.
Martha Rans, lawyer and arts advocate, Founder and Legal Director of the Artists’ Legal Outreach in British Columbia.

David Fewer, IP and technology lawyer, director of the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC)

Is copyright important for artists? Are initiatives such as Creative Commons good for creators? What does a “YouTube exception” mean for content providers? With Bill C-11, the new copyright legislation currently before Parliament, the legal landscape for the creative sector is on the edge of major change. CLaw and CIPPIC invite you to a lively discussion and debate that reflects perspectives from across the user/creator spectrum.

RSVP Facebook or by email at

Mark Your Calendars – Thurs. Oct. 6th, David Askevold, National Gallery

We are very excited to announce our first social event of the year! Come out to see some interesting art and meet some students with similar interests!

When: Thursday, October 6th at 6pm
Where: National Gallery of Canada (380 Sussex Drive)
What:  Vernissage for the “David Askevold: Once Upon a Time in the East” Exhibit – a full-career retrospective of this Canadian conceptual artist
Admission: Free to students on Thursday evenings

David Askevold, Rubber Band, 1970.

Following the tour we will be going to the Early of Sussex Pub (across the street from the Gallery at 431 Sussex Drive) for drinks and socializing! If you can only make it for the drinks portion, come to the pub around 9pm, or any time after that.

If you plan on attending please RSVP to (or RSVP on Facebook).

Hope to see you all there!