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OBA EM&C: Creative Commons + Commercial Exploitation

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More than a decade after the initial release of Creative Commons licenses, they remain widely used in a wide range of cultural activities – but are, perhaps surprisingly, only infrequently relied on by Canadian producers of commercial film, television and new media projects.

On May 7, 2013, the OBA Entertainment, Media & Communications Law Section presents a lunch session which will offer attendees a primer on the “what” and “how” of Creative Commons licenses, along with a critical discussion and assessment of why use of CC-licensed material has not enjoyed the “thumbs up” from the production community that many thought it would – and whether that should change. The session features panelists David Fewer (Director of the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC)) and Tony Duarte (author of Canadian Film & Television Business & Legal Practice).

The session can be attended both in-person and via webcast – registration details are available at the OBA website.