Canadian Copyright: A Citizen's Guide
Laura Murray is an Associate Professor in the English Department of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and creator of the website www.faircopyright.ca.
Samuel Trosow is an Associate Professor at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. He is jointly appointed in the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Information and Media Studies.
- Federal Court of Appeal
Alberta (Education) v. Access Copyright
2010 FCA 198 (July 23, 2010) (pdf)
- US Federal Court of Appeals
MGE UPS Systems Inc. v. GE Consumer and Industrial Inc.
(5th Cir. July 20, 2010)
- Supreme Court of Canada
Ontario (Public Safety and Security) v.
Criminal Lawyers’ Association
(June 17, 2010)
- Federal Court of Appeal
SOCAN v Bell Canada (May 27, 2010)
(Application for Leave filed Aug. 13, 2010)
Repographic Reproductons (Educational Institutions)
Reasons (June 26, 2009)
- BC Supreme Court
(November 24, 2008)
Canwest Mediaworks v Horizon Publications
- US Federal District Court
(Southern District NY)
Viacom v YouTube (July 2, 2008)
- US Federal District Court
(Eastern District of Virginia)
A.V. v IParadigms (March 11, 2008)
Reproduction of Sound Recordings by Commercial Radio Stations
Reasons (Feb. 29, 2008)
Commentary (Howard Knopf)
WTO (WT/DS285/ARB, Dec. 21, 2007),
Press (NY Times, Register),
Commentary (William Patry, Howard Knopf)
SOCAN Tariff 22.A (1996-2006)
Internet - Online Music Services
Reasons (Oct. 18, 2007)
Private Copying 2008-2009
Reasons (July 19, 2007)
- June 2011. Copyright Policy as an Academic Workplace Issue. Presentation for the UNBC Faculty Association, (Prince George, B.C.).
- June 2011. Panelist, New Era of Copyright: Mapping Uncharted Territory,ABC Copyright Group 2011 Conference, Access Denied: Striving for Balance, University of Northern British Columbia (Prince George, B.C.).
- June 2011. IP and Education: Copyright, licensing and fair dealing in educational institutions. Presentation for Fifth Transatlantic IP Summer Academy (TIPSA), held at McGill University (Montreal, QC).
- June 2011. Canadian Copyright, DRM and eBooks: A Primer for Librarians. Digital Odyssey 2011 Ebook (R)Evolution. Ontario Library and Information Technology Association (OLITA) held at Ryerson University (Toronto, ON).
- June 2011. Introduction to Property, Copyright Law. Presentation for the Canadian Association of Law Libraries, New Law Librarians' Institute, held at the University of Western Ontario (London, ON).
- May 2011, Copyright and Academia. Presentation for the University of New Brunswick Libraries and the Association of New Brunswick Teachers (Fredericton, N.B.).
- May 2011. Copyright and Academia. Presentation for the St. Mary's University Faculty Association (SMUFA). (Halifax, N.S.).
- May 2011. The Public Library Board Trustee: Policymaker or Policytaker? Panel presentation with Bill Irwin, Canadian Library Association (Halifax, N.S.).
- May 2011. Updates and Action. Presentation on Current Copyright Developments for the Copyright Committee Panel, Canadian Library Association (Halifax, N.S.).
- May 2011. Presentation on the Digital Labour: Authors, Institutions and the New Media project, GRAND Annual Conference . (Vancouver, B.C.).
- May 2011. Canadian Copyright in a Changing Political Envorinment. British Columbia Library Association, Information Policy Committe. Annual Gathering of Librarians Interested in Government and Legal Information (Vancouver, B.C.).
- May 2011. Presentation on Mobilizing User Generated Content for Canada's Digital Advantage, Canada 3.0 Conference-Research Stream Session, Panel on Growing the ICT Industry-Insights from Latest Canadian Research, sponsored by SSHRC (Stratford, ON).
April 2011 Panel presentation on User-Generated Content. Entertainment and Media Law Symposium, sponsored by Law Society of Upper Canada, Continuing Professional Development (Toronto, ON).
- January 2011 Presentation on Bill C-32 and the Access Copyright Tariff. QUESSI Long Range Planning Meeting (Queens University Bookstore) (Kingston, ON).
- December 2010. Rights and Copyright: Bringing Copyright into the 21st Century. Panelist, "Bill C-32: Fair Dealing and Other Exemptions for Education", Insight Conference (Toronto, ON).
- November 2010. Digital Interactive Gaming Conference (DIG 2010). Conference Speaker, "Mobilizing User-Generated Content" (London, ON).
- October 2010. Another Look at Bill C-32 and the Access Copyright Tariff: Still Double Trouble for Higher Education sponsored by the University of Western Ontario Libraries. <http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/fimspres/10> (London, ON).
- July 2010. Bill C-32 and the Access Copyright Tariff: Double Trouble for Educators and Students sponsored by the University of Western Ontario Libraries <http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/fimspres/4> (London, ON).
- January 2010. "Towards an Holistic Approach to Information Policy" FIMS Winter Speaker Series at London Public Library. (London, ON)
- November 2009. The Copyright Debate: Finding the Right Balance for Teaching, Research and Cultural Expression sponsored by University of Western Ontario Libraries <http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/wlevents/1/ (London, ON).
- October 2009. Applying Privacy by Design Concepts to Copyright Policy sponsored by capCHI (Computer-Human Interaction in the Ottawa Area)(Ottawa, ON).
- October 2009. Opening Plenary Session, Hot Copy: Perspectives on Canadian Copyright. The Alberta Library Netspeed Conference (Calgary , Alberta)
- October 2009. Copyright: Retaining and Sharing Rights to Your Scholarship. Sponsored by University of Toronto Libraries, Open Access Week (Toronto, ON).
- October 2009. The copyright policy paradox: Overcoming competing agendas within the digital labour movement. Panel 6(b), Digital Labour: Workers, Authors Citizens Conference (full conference program)
- February 2009. A Holistic Approach to Information Policy Issues. Keynote Address for University of Alberta, School of Library and Information Studies Professional Development Day. (Edmonton, Alberta).
- October 2008. Keynote Conference Speaker, Jumpstarting the Public Sphere, Information Policy Issues for the 21st Century, sponsored by the British Columbia Library Association, Information Policy Committee. A Critical-Holistic Approach to Information Policy (Vancouver B.C.)
- October 2008. Presentation on Copyright and Fair-Dealing in Canadian Universities sponsored by the UBC Faculty Association (Vancouver B.C.)
- October 2008. Presentation on Copyright and Fair-Dealing in Canadian Universities sponsored by the UVic Faculty Association and the Royal Roads University Faculty Association (Victoria B.C.)
- June 2008. Copyright Law & Policy: Issues for Public Libraries and a First Look at Bill C-61. Presentation for Bulrington Public Library. (Burlington, ON).
Presentation on Bill C-61, sponsored by Tillsonburg Linux Users Group (tillug) [details] (Tillsonburg, ON).
- June 2008. Presentation on Copyright Law, Post-secondary Education, and Bill C-61. Canadian Roundtable on Academic Materials, sponsored by University of Alberta Bookstore (Toronto, ON).
- June 2008. Constraining the Flow of Knowledge in Post-Secondary Education: Copyright as Impediment to Teaching, Learning and Research , panelist on program Intellectual Property, Information & the Knowledge Economy, Conference on Education, Culture and the Knowledge Economy sponsored by Center for Innovation Law and Policy , University of Toronto Faculty of Law (Toronto, ON).
- June 2008. Internet Filtering in the Public Library: Charter Issues. Presentation for Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) (Ottawa, ON).
- June 2008. Rountable Participant: Emerging Law and Technology Theories II: The Road Ahead. Law and Society Association / Canadian Law and Society Association Joint Annual Meeting. (Montreal, Quebec)
- May 2008. Panelist on program Inside Talk: Freedom of Speech in the Library Workplace, sponsored by Advisory Committee on Intellectual Freedom, Canadian Library Association (Vancouver, BC).
- May 2008. An Analysis of the New Copyright Legislation.... or the Lack Thereof, sponsored by Copyrght Working Group, Canadian Library Association (Vancouver, BC).
- May 2008. Advocating Copyright: A Discussion Concerning Fair Dealings and Educational Exceptions(debate), Canadian Library Association, Preconference P2, Copyright 0.9, co-sponsored by CLA Information Commons Interest Group and the Resource Sharing Interest Group. (Vancouver, BC).
- May 2008. Presentation on Panel, The Educational Exemption and Fair Dealing: Where Should the Limits be Set? Conference on Copyright in Canada: Rights, Responsibilities, Reform, sponsored by Insight Information. (Toronto, ON)
- May 2008. Presentation on Copyright Law and Public Libraries (with Laura Murray) for Kingston-Frontenac Public Library (Kingston, ON).
- April 2008. Presentation on Copyright Law and Policy and its Implications for Research for the Canadian Consortium for Research (Ottawa, ON).
- April 2008. Copyright & Post-Secondary Education, Presentation at CopyCamp 2008 . (Toronto, ON).
- April 2008. Presentation on Copyright Law and Public Libraries for Vancouver Public Library (Vancouver BC).
- April 2008. Presentation on Copyright Issues in Post-secondary Education.co-sponsored by the Faculty Association of Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia Faculty Association (Vancouver, BC)[overheads]
- March 2008, Book Talk: Canadian Copyright: A Citizen's Guide. Collected Works Bookstore (Ottawa, ON).
- February 2008. Presentation on Copyright Law and Post-Secondary Education. for the Canadian Federation of Students, National Graduate Caucus (Toronto, ON).
- January 2008. Introduction to Copyright Law and Prospects for New Legislation. Presentations for Concordia University Libraries (Montreal, Quebec). [overheads]
- January 2008. Introduction to Copyright Law and Prospects for New Legislation. Presentation for London Public Library (poster)(London, ON).
- November 2007. Presentation on Copyright Law and Policy. Conference on Campus Bookstore, sponsored by University of Alberta Bookstore. (Toronto, ON).
- October 2007. Panelist, Roundtable on Current Issues in Copyright. 2nd biennial Conference of the Canadian Initiative in Law, Culture and the Humanities, Carleton University (Ottawa, ON).
- October 2007. Authors and Authenticity Panel, The Role of Incentives in a Critical Theory of Intellectual Property Policy. 2nd biennial Conference of the Canadian Initiative in Law, Culture and the Humanities, Carleton University (Ottawa, ON).
- September 2007. Internet Filtering in the Public Library: Censorship or Customer Service? FIMS Brown-Bag Lunch Series, University of Western Ontario (London, ON).[overheads]
- May 2007. Canadian Library Association. Panelist (A5) Copyright Changes Coming? (St. John’s, NL).
- April 2007. Digital Copyright in a User-Generated World. Panelist on Canadian Perspectives. University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law (London, ON).
- January 2007. Panelist on Commercialization of Higher Education Panel Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations Conference “Restructuring the Academy: Current Realities and Preferred Direction” (Toronto, Ontario).
- October 2006. Seventh Colloquium on the Legal Profession. Polemics and Professionalism. Panelist on Crossfire Panel on Professionalism and Commercialism. (Toronto, Ontario).
- October 2006. Panelist, Intellectual Property Ownership on Campus “Intellectual Property Ownership and the Commercialization of University Research. Canadian Association of University Teachers Conference on Controlling Intellectual Property: The Academic Community and the Future of Knowledge (Ottawa, Ontario).
- June 2006. Canadian Library Association. Panel speaker, “Laying Librarianship on the Line: Can Libraries be Neutral in the 21st Century? (Calgary, Alberta).
- April 2006. Panelist on Canadian Intellectual Property Panel. Fordham Conference on Intellectual Property (New York, N.Y.)
- March 2006. Information Flows and the Transfer of Knowledge: A Conceptual Approach for Policy Makers, McGill University, 2006 Meredith Lectures. (Montreal, Quebec)
- December 2005. Presentation on Copyright Policy and Academic Libraries (for the librarians at the University of Toronto) (Toronto, Ontario)
- September 2005. Comparative IP and CyberLaw Conference. Copyright and Education Panelist, “Fair-Dealing and Education” (Ottawa, Ontario).
- July 2005. American Association of Law Libraries, panel speaker, “Copyrights, Copywrongs and the Gray Areas In-between.” (San Antonio, Texas)
- June 2005. Canadian Library Association. panel speaker, “Laying Librarianship on the Line: Can Libraries be Neutral in the 21st Century? (Calgary, Alberta).
- June 2005. Canadian Library Association, panel speaker, “International Trade Issues Update.” (Calgary, Alberta).
- June 2005. Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, and Canadian Association of Learned Journals, panel speaker. “Copyright: Balancing the Act.”(London, Ontario).
- April 2005. University of Western Ontario, Society of Graduate Students, speaker. “Introduction to Copyright Policy.” (London, Ontario).
- March 2005. Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Executive Board. Presentation on Copyright Policy. (Ottawa, Ontario).
- January 2005. McGill University, Faculty of Law. Léger Robic Richard Seminar Series in Intellectual Property, “The Illusive Search for Justificatory Theories: Copyright, Commodification and Capital,” (Montreal, Quebec).
- (Nov 2004) Long Island Library & Research Council - 13th Annual Conference on Libraries and the Future. "Challenges to Fair Use in the Digital Environment" (Oakdale, NY).
- (June 2004) Canadian Law Forum/ Canadian Law & Society Association. “The Ownership and Commodification of Legal Knowledge” (Winnipeg, Manitoba).
- (June 2004) Canadian Library Association. Advanced Licensing Workshop (Victoria, B.C.)
- January 2004. Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) - Eugene Garfield Dissertation Award, Presentation. “Information for Society: Towards a Critical Theory of Intellectual Property Policy.” (San Diego, California).
- November 2003. McGill University, Canadian Library Association Student Chapter. Presentation, "WTO-GATS and the FTAA: Double Trouble for Libraries and Public Information Services." (Montreal, Quebec).
- November 2003. Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Workshop Presentation, "The Changing Landscape of Copyright Policy: New Challenges for Educators." (Ottawa, Ontario).
- November 2003. Charleston Library Conference. Workshop Presentation, "An Information-Flow Model for a Holistic Information Policy: Relationships between Copyright, Privacy and Censorship." (Charleston, S.C.)
- November 2003. Charleston Library Conference. Breakfast Presentation, "Copyright and Scholarly Publications: Emerging Issues." (Charleston, S.C.)
- October 2003. CASCON 2003. Legal Issues Panelist, “Free Trade: Implications for Digital Copyright Issues ” (Toronto, Ontario).
- September 2003. Canadian Law & Economics Association. “Beyond Justification: The Political Economy of Copyright in an Age of Commodification.” (Toronto, Ontario)
- July 2003. American Association of Law Libraries. AALL-Lexis Call for Papers Award Presentation. “Databases and the Fields of Law: Are There New Divisions of Labor?” (Seattle, Washington).
- June 2003. Canadian-American Research Centre for Law and Policy, University of Windsor, Facuty of Law. NAFTA at Ten: Harmonization and Legal Transformation. Intellectual Property Panelist.“Fast-Track Trade Authority and the Free Trade Agreements: Implications for Copyright Law.” (Windsor, Ontario).
- June 2003. Canadian Library Association / American Library Association. Panelist: War, Trade and Activism: A Case for International Responsibilities in Librarianship. (Toronto, ON).
- June 2003. Canadian Association of Law Teachers. (2003 Annual Conference) Intellectual Property Panel “TRIPS, WIPO and the Draft FTAA: Is Three a Crowd?” (Halifax, NS)
- May 2003. Canadian Association for Information Science.(31st Annual Conference) “GATS and Public Library Services” with Kirsti Nilsen (Halifax, NS). [Abstract]
- February 2003. University of Toronto, Information Rights Salon. “Digital Millennium Copyright Act: Does Canada Really Need It?” (Toronto, Ontario). [Abstract]
- January 2003. Ontario Library Association. Working at the Knowledge Front Panelist, “The Impact of International Trade Agreements on Public Library Services.”
- October 2002. CASCON 2002. Legal Issues Panelist, “The Anti-Circumvention Rules: Are They Really Necessary?” (Toronto, Ontario).
- June 2002. Canadian Library Association. “Copyright, Cultural Policy and the WTO-TRIPS Agreement: The Issues for Libraries.” (Halifax, Nova Scotia).
- June 2002. Canadian Association of Law Teachers.(2002 Annual Conference) Panelist: E-Commerce and Issues in Intellectual Property. (Toronto, Ontario)
- May 2002. Canadian Association for Information Science. (30th Annual Conference) “Toward a Critical Theory of Copyright Policy.” (Toronto, Ontario).
- March 2002. Workshop on Technology, Legal Information, and Legal Knowledge. University at Buffalo Law School. Panel on Technology and the Profession of Law. “Databases and the Fields of Law: Are There New Divisions of Labor?” (Buffalo, New York). [Abstract]
- November 2001. Canadian Digital Libraries Symposium, Digital Library Policy and Issues panel “Anti-Circumvention Rules and Their Impact on Digital Libraries.” (Toronto, Ontario)
- November 2001. CASCON 2001. Legal Issues Panelist, “The Anti-Circumvention Rules:A Fetter on Technological Advance?” (Toronto, Ontario)
- July 2001. American Association of Law Libraries. Annual Meeting Conference Panelist, “New Realities in Data Protection: The Trans-Atlantic Debate.” (Minneapolis, Minnesota).
- July 2000. American Association of Law Libraries. Annual Meeting, Government Relations Committee Advocacy Workshop Panelist. “Pending Database Legislation.” (Philadelphia Pa.). [Statutory Protection for Databases and Compilations: A Resource List]
- March 2000. Northern California Association of Law Libraries. Spring Institute Program Panelist. “Government Relations and the Impact on Law Librarians” (San Francisco, California).
I am an Associate Professor at the University of Western Ontario jointly appointed to the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Information and Media Studies (FIMS).
Before coming to Western, I was a law librarian at the Boalt Hall Law Library at the University of California at Berkeley and before that I was in private law practice in California. My doctoral work in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA focused on information policy issues.
I am currently a Network Investigator and Theme Leader with the GRAND NCE and also serve on the Librarians Committee of the Canadian Association of University Teachers.
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