Copyright and the Modern Academic Debate Series

Copyright and the Modern Academic Debate Series
2014 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences – Brock University

Copyright law is an increasingly contentious issue for Canadian academics in their roles as teachers, researchers, and creators. In a series of three debates, co-sponsored by Brock University Council for Research in the Social Sciences (CRISS) and the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE),  leading copyright experts and practitioners tackle these issues.

All three events are open to the public.

Sunday, May 25, 1:00-2:30 pm
The ‘Copyright Pentalogy’: Its effect on fair dealing and Canadian academia

This debate focuses on the effects of recent court cases on academics’ ability to access and copy works, and considers the future direction of copyright reform.

Panelists: Samuel Trosow (University of Western Ontario) and Blayne Haggart (Brock University)
Location: Sankey Chambers, 1:00-2:30 pm
Hosted by Canadian Association of Learned Journals

Wednesday, May 28, 4:30-6:30 pm
Open Access and the future of academic publishing

This debate focuses on the opportunities and challenges that the Open Access movement poses for Canadian academics and academic publishing.

Panelists Michael Geist (University of Ottawa) and Glenn Rollans (Brush Education)
Location: South Block 215
Hosted by Canadian Communication Association

Thursday, May 29, 2:00-3:30 pm
Access Copyright: Friend or Foe?

Today’s debate focuses on the future of the much-debated Access Copyright collection society.

Panelists: Howard Knopf (Counsel, Macera & Jarzyna LLP) & Roanie Levy (Executive Director, Access Copyright)
Location: International Centre 119
Hosted by Canadian Association for Information Science