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Wednesday, December 8
 

12:00pm EST

Keynote: User Rights in Canadian Copyright
David Vaver is considered to be a leading expert in Canada’s IP law and has extensive knowledge on the emergence of user rights in copyright in Canada and beyond. He will speak to those rights as well as the Supreme Court copyright legal theory. 

Dr. Vaver is a member of IP Osgoode and Emeritus Professor of Intellectual Property & Information Technology Law in the University of Oxford, Emeritus Fellow of St Peter’s College, Oxford, and former Director of the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre. 
Professor Vaver’s main field is intellectual property law and policy. Besides authoring Intellectual Property Law: Copyright, Patents, Trade-marks (2nd ed. 2011), Copyright Law (2000), and (as co-editor) Competition Policy and Intellectual Property Law (2009), all published by Irwin Law, he has edited a five-volume compilation, Intellectual Property Rights: Critical Concepts in Law (Routledge, 2006).

Moderated by Joy Muller, Chair, OLA Copyright User's Group; Seneca College

Speakers
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Dr. David Vaver

Dr. Vaver is a member of IP Osgoode and Emeritus Professor of Intellectual Property & Information Technology Law in the University of Oxford, Emeritus Fellow of St Peter’s College, Oxford, and former Director of the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre. Professor Vaver’s... Read More →



Wednesday December 8, 2021 12:00pm - 12:55pm EST
Zoom

1:00pm EST

The Battle for Digital Rights in Copyright: Stemming the Tide of Incursion into the Public Interest
The societal role of libraries, archives and museums (LAMs) to provide access to information and preserve knowledge is under threat in the digital environment.  LAMs must navigate digital content effectively, and, as importantly, advocate for the public policies required to fulfill government mandated objectives to provide access, support research, innovation, and lifelong learning, and the human rights that underpin them.  Simultaneously, we must recognize the limits of copyright and the existence of parallel rights schemes that exist for Indigenous knowledge, similarly underpinned by international convention. The unique functions of LAMs are threatened by online tracking of all uses of works, expansion of rights in the digital realm, encroachment on the public domain, including the contemplation of protections for AI created works. In the copyright regime, the purpose of users’ rights, including exceptions and limitation for LAMs, is to ensure the essential ‘balance’ in the rights scheme, and protect it from subversion by private interests. LAMs are society’s safe havens, where access to information and cultural preservation are facilitated and safeguarded. The role of information professionals must be specific, and clearly articulate, promote, and represent information policies in the public interest.  In this session, we will explore some of the challenges, possibilities and limits of copyright in the digital environment.

Speakers
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Victoria Owen

OLA representative to the CFLA-FCAB Copyright Committee, University of Toronto



Wednesday December 8, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Zoom

2:00pm EST

Break
Wednesday December 8, 2021 2:00pm - 2:15pm EST

2:15pm EST

Fair Dealing or Fair Game?
During this assessment activity, attendees will be presented with a series of scenarios which we’ll discuss as one large group to accurately and reasonably determine whether copyright-protected works can be used within the scope of fair dealing or whether fair dealing needs to be relied upon at all.

Moderated by Joy Muller, Chair, OLA Copryright User's Group; Seneca College

Speakers
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Meaghan Shannon

Manager Academic Integrity, Fanshawe College


Wednesday December 8, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EST
Zoom

3:15pm EST

Summary of the Day
Let's convene to review the main points of learning made throughout the day and clarify any questions about the copyright conversation thus far.

Moderated by Joy Muller, Seneca College

Wednesday December 8, 2021 3:15pm - 3:30pm EST
Zoom
 
Thursday, December 9
 

12:00pm EST

Emerging User Rights: Making Space for Controlled Digital Lending in Canada's Libraries
In this session, we will examine the legal and policy rationales for “controlled digital lending” in Canada, as well as a variety of risk factors and practical considerations that can guide libraries seeking to implement such lending, with the intention of helping Canadian libraries to explore controlled digital lending in our own Canadian legal and policy context. We will also introduce attendees to the forthcoming Canadian CDL position paper and the work of the CFLA CDL working group.

Speakers
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Christina de Castell

Chief Librarian and CEO, Vancouver Public Library
Christina de Castell is chief librarian at Vancouver Public Library, and has held roles across technology, collections, research and public service in her 19 year career as a librarian. She is passionate about the role of libraries in building communities and exploring ideas, and... Read More →
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Mark Swartz

Visiting Program Officer at CARL, Copyright Manager, Queen's University
Mark Swartz is the Copyright Manager at Queen’s University. In this position, he works with librarians, staff, faculty and instructors across all faculties and schools to develop web-based information and educational programs on copyright. Over the past four years, he has been seconded... Read More →



Thursday December 9, 2021 12:00pm - 12:55pm EST
Zoom

1:00pm EST

Strengthening Canadian User Rights through Shared Understanding: Adapting the Codes of Best Practices in Fair Use for Canada
Canadian fair dealing is, in many ways, one of the most flexible and strong copyright exceptions in the world. The courts have determined that a restrictive interpretation of fair dealing would upset the balance between rights of creators and rights of users, and the education sector across Canada applies guidelines (for example, the Universities Canada Guidelines) that have enabled the widespread use of fair dealing for the provision of course materials. Yet, for many other activities and purposes, the scope and application of fair dealing is unclear. As a result, many Canadian communities of practice avoid using the exception, reinforcing permission culture or even stopping some projects in their tracks. In the US, there are many codes of best practice in fair use that help communities of practice interpret the doctrine of fair use and describe how it may apply in certain common situations.

This session will introduce attendees to the fair use codes that are in place in the US, and make the case that Canada would benefit from a robust framework of fair dealing codes of best practice that are similar to those in place in the United States. The presenters are participating in an exercise where they will adapt two of the US codes for Canada, and build a framework for adapting other codes in the future. More information about how the codes might apply is available here: https://www.carl-abrc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Strengthening_Canadian_-User_Rights_Through_Shared_Understanding_Adapting_Codes_of_Best_Practices_Fair_Use_Canada.pdf

Resources referenced in the chat:
https://masters.libguides.com/copyright/bestpractices
https://www.arl.org/storage/documents/publications/code-of-best-practices-fair-use.pdf
https://www.arl.org/resources/the-copyright-permissions-culture-in-software-preservation-and-its-implications-for-the-cultural-record/
https://cmsimpact.org/code/open-educational-resources/

Speakers
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Mark Swartz

Visiting Program Officer at CARL, Copyright Manager, Queen's University
Mark Swartz is the Copyright Manager at Queen’s University. In this position, he works with librarians, staff, faculty and instructors across all faculties and schools to develop web-based information and educational programs on copyright. Over the past four years, he has been seconded... Read More →
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Stephanie Savage

Scholarly Communications and Copyright Librarian, University of British Columbia
I'm a Scholarly Communications and Copyright Services Librarian at the University of British Columbia.
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Rowena Johnson

VPO for Digital Access Policy at CARL, Copyright Officer, University of Calgary
Rowena Johnson is the Copyright Officer at the University of Calgary and is currently the CARL Visiting Program Officer for Digital Access Policy. 
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Graeme Slaght

Acting Head, Scholarly Communications & Copyright Outreach Office, University of Toronto Libraries
Graeme Slaght is the Acting Head of the Scholarly Communications & Copyright Office (SCCO) at the University of Toronto Libraries, where he has been a librarian since 2014. When not leading the SCCO, he leads the office's copyright and scholarly publishing outreach efforts on UofT's... Read More →



Thursday December 9, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Zoom

2:00pm EST

Break
Thursday December 9, 2021 2:00pm - 2:10pm EST

2:10pm EST

Digital Story Time & Fair Dealing
In this session, we will examine copyright and fair dealing in the context of virtual programming and storytimes in a public library context. Discussion will include scenarios, issues and questions librarians have had or were asked by patrons, presenters and publishers as well as scenarios librarians have been presented with in terms of programming and/or service delivery. Did copyright ever prevent a program from happening? Was fair dealing used as a justification for presenting copywritten materials in an online environment?

Resources shared in chat:
CAUT Bulletin 2021
https://www.caut.ca/bulletin/2021/02/commentary-copyright-limits-and-learning-lessons-covid-19-quarantine

Moderators
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Eric Schwab

OLA Copyright User's Group, Toronto Public Library

Speakers
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Trish Mau

Burnaby Public Library
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Patty Domski

Toronto Public Library



Thursday December 9, 2021 2:10pm - 3:00pm EST
Zoom

3:00pm EST

Academic Library - Copyright Conversations
Still have questions about how copyright affects your particular sector or library? Join us in small groups to reflect on the learning of the symposium and how it relates more specifically to the public, school or academic sectors.

Moderated by:
Academic Conversation - Victoria Owen, OLA Copyright Users Group 
School Conversation - Patricia Sutherland, Upper Canada District School Board
Public Conversation - Eric Schwab, Toronto Public Library

Thursday December 9, 2021 3:00pm - 3:25pm EST
Zoom

3:00pm EST

Public Library - Copyright Conversations
Still have questions about how copyright affects your particular sector or library? Join us in small groups to reflect on the learning of the symposium and how it relates more specifically to the public, school or academic sectors.

Discussion notes here.

Moderated by:
Academic Conversation - Victoria Owen, OLA Copyright Users Group
School Conversation - Patricia Sutherland, Upper Canada District School Board
Public Conversation - Eric Schwab, Toronto Public Library

Thursday December 9, 2021 3:00pm - 3:25pm EST
Zoom

3:00pm EST

School Library - Copyright Conversations
Still have questions about how copyright affects your particular sector or library? Join us in small groups to reflect on the learning of the symposium and how it relates more specifically to the public, school or academic sectors.

Moderated by:
Academic Conversation - Victoria Owen, OLA Copyright Users Group
School Conversation - Patricia Sutherland, Upper Canada District School Board
Public Conversation - Eric Schwab, Toronto Public Library

Thursday December 9, 2021 3:00pm - 3:25pm EST
Zoom

3:25pm EST

Closing Remarks
Closing remarks from Joy Muller, Chair, OLA Copyright User's Group

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Thursday December 9, 2021 3:25pm - 3:30pm EST
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