Helping Artists and Art Students with Their Copyright Needs

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Friday, June 1, 2018, 1:45-2:45 Room 1900

Don Taylor – Simon Fraser University

René Martin – Alberta College of Art & Design

Devon Cooke –


Copyright and artistic creation intersect at many levels, but the copyright questions that artists and art students bring can be very different from the usual questions a post-secondary copyright office receives. This presentation will look at the variety of different questions/issues that have arisen at ACAD or SFU; the need to think outside the box in dealing with artist’s questions; the hazard of trying to apply the standard copyright guidelines to artist queries; the mistake of trying to fit the copyright needs of artists and art students into the standard institutional copyright box and when to apply a risk assessment to artists’ use of copyright protected works.


Don Taylor is Copyright Officer at Simon Fraser University

René Martin is Director of Learning Services, Alberta College of Art and Design

Devon Cooke is a location sound recordist who specializes in doing sound for documentary films. He has worked on Hollywood films, student films and documentaries, and has found that documentary films are his favourite.

Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia wish to acknowledge the Coast Salish People on whose traditional territories we are privileged to live, work and play.

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