May 28, 2020

Contextualizing the York-Access Copyright Case Decision: A CARL and CFLA Webinar


Date: Thursday, May 28, 2020
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET

This free one-hour webinar will present an overview of the key elements in the recent Federal Court of Appeal decision on the York University v. Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency (Access Copyright) case, as well as thoughts from a legal expert and university copyright specialists on how Canadian universities might improve copyright compliance practices going forward.

Registration for this session will be limited to individuals within copyright offices and libraries at Canadian post-secondary institutions.

A significant portion of the hour will be reserved for questions and discussion among participants. Note that we propose that this session be done under the shelter of the Chatham House Rule (“participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed”).

Panelists for this session:

Howard Knopf is counsel with Macera & Jarzyna, LLP, in Ottawa. He has been involved with Canadian and international copyright law in government, academia and private sector since the 1980s.

Joshua Dickison is  the Copyright Officer at University of New Brunswick Libraries. Since taking on this role in 2009,  Josh has participated in various copyright working groups and committees across the country. 

Rowena Johnson  is Copyright Officer at the University of Calgary.

Kate Langrell is the Copyright Coordinator at the University of Saskatchewan. She joined USask in May 2015, shortly after completing her Master of Information degree from the University of Toronto iSchool.