07 October 2020 – Registration is now open for the Fall Speakers’ Series. Additional details about each presentation are included below.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 — 1300-1400 hrs Eastern (1000-1100 hrs Pacific)
Title: How Can We Make This Better? Understanding and Improving the Copyright Transfer Agreement Experience
Speaker(s): Alexandra Kohn, Assistant Librarian and Head, Office of Copyright Compliance, McGill University.
Abstract: Copyright transfer agreements (CTAs) are at the heart of the author rights debate. These legal instruments determine which rights academic authors retain or cede to the publisher to distribute and share their work and yet both novice and experienced authors across disciplines struggle to understand them.
Based on workshop experiences and empirical research, the presenter will explore what are the qualities of a “good” CTA and which aspects of standard copyright transfer agreements pose the greatest difficulty for academic authors. The session will close by soliciting audience input on how publishers could alter their CTAs to improve the experience for all parties involved.
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 — 1300-1400 hrs Eastern (1000-1100 hrs Pacific)
Title: The ‘Might’ of Indigenous Collective Copyright: Treaty Rights and Treating Rights
Speaker(s): Andrew (Drew) Thomas, Master’s Student. Department of Communication, Media and Film, University of Calgary
Abstract: Indigenous Collective Copyright in Canada is largely uncharted territory. Mapping this landscape requires the implementation of collective copyrights through interpreting treaty rights to produce a viable collective copyright approach. This session explores the recommendations included in the INDU copyright review committee combined with international case studies and alternative right interpretations to provide a suggested path by which such rights could be interpreted.
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 — 1300-1400 hrs Eastern (1000-1100 hrs Pacific)
Title: Experiences with Copyright and Media Reuse Among Undergraduate Students who have created a Digital Media Project
Speaker(s): Jacqueline Kreller-Vanderkooy, Digital Media Librarian, University of Guelph
Abstract: In the University of Guelph Library’s Media Studio, a team of professional staff and student employees provide training and support for students and faculty who are engaged in the creation of digital media such as videos and podcasts. This team has observed a range of student behaviors around media reuse/remixing in their digital media projects. These observations have made the team curious about how students make choices around media reuse and how they perceive and experience copyright in this context.
This session will review the results of a qualitative study that explores the experiences of undergraduate students with copyright and media reuse as they complete a digital media project as a course assignment. Participants’ experiences are explored using semi-structured interviews and the transcripts analyzed for themes. The session will share findings as well as thoughts about how the findings could inform copyright education.
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 — 1400-1500 hrs Eastern (1100-1200 hrs Pacific)
Title: Canada’s Two OER Copyright Video Series
Speaker(s): Christina Winter, Copyright and Scholarly Communications Librarian, University of Regina; Mark Swartz, Copyright Manager, Queen’s University; Rowena Johnson, Copyright Officer, University of Calgary; Heather Martin, Copyright Officer and Manager, E-Learning and Reserves, University of Guelph; Kathryn Blair, Copyright Specialist, University of Waterloo; Amanda Wakaruk, Copyright Librarian, University of Alberta; Luc Fagnan, Master’s Student, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta; and Michael B. McNally, Associate Professor, School of Library and Information Studies, University of Alberta
Abstract: This presentation examines Canada’s two online, video based open educational instructional projects on Canadian copyright. Members from CARL will highlight their new series of bilingual copyright videos aimed at faculty members and will launch this fall. The CARL group will be followed by an update from the Opening Up Copyright series discussing the importance of having students involved in module development and commenting on how the project has evolved. It will also be emphasized how the two sets of resources are complementary and both aimed at increasing copyright literacy in Canada.
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 — 1300-1400 hrs Eastern (1000-1100 hrs Pacific)
Title: Searching for meaning in the Copyright Act review: A qualitative analysis of stakeholder briefs
Speaker(s): Jennifer Zerkee, Copyright Specialist, Simon Fraser University; Stephanie Savage, Scholarly Communications and Copyright Services Librarian, University of British Columbia
Abstract: This presentation will build on our presentation at last year’s ABC conference on our investigation into language and discourse in the Copyright Act review. We will provide updates on our process and workflow, including our decision to revise our methodological approach and redesign our coding schema, and how we addressed briefs with few to no clear recommendations. We will share some findings now that we have completed coding all of the submitted briefs, as well as some comparisons between the recommendations submitted by stakeholders and the recommendations made in the INDU Committee’s resulting report.
[updated 21 October 2020]
28 September 2020 – We are pleased to announce that ABC Copyright 2020 will be hosting a Fall Speakers’ Series. This series will include five presentations, drawn from the planned schedule for the ABC Copyright Conference 2020 that could not be held in May.
The Fall Speakers’ Series will be held online, via Zoom. Admission is free, although registration will be required. Information about registration will follow shortly.
The schedule for the series is as follows:
|Wednesday, October 28, 2020||1300-1400 Eastern||Alexandra Kohn and Jessica Lange||“How Can We Make This Better? Understanding and Improving the Copyright Transfer Agreement Experience”|
|Wednesday, November 4, 2020||1300-1400 Eastern||Andrew (Drew) Thomas||“The ‘Might’ of Indigenous Collective Copyright: Treaty Rights and Treating Rights”|
|Wednesday, November 18, 2020||1300-1400 Eastern||Jacqueline Kreller-Vanderkooy||“Experiences with Copyright and Media Reuse Among Undergraduate Students who have created a Digital Media Project”|
|Wednesday, November 25, 2020||1400-1500 Eastern||Christina Winter, Mark Swartz, Rowena Johnson, Heather Martin, Kathryn Blair, Amanda Wakaruk, Luc Fagnan and Michael B. McNally||“Canada’s Two OER Copyright Video Series”|
|Wednesday, December 2, 2020||1300-1400 Eastern||Jennifer Zerkee and Stephanie Savage||“Searching for meaning in the Copyright Act review: A qualitative analysis of stakeholder briefs”|