OBA EM&C: Creative Commons + Commercial Exploitation

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.

Bob Tarantino

About Bob Tarantino

Bob Tarantino is Counsel at Dentons Canada LLP and focuses his practice on the interface between the entertainment industries and intellectual property law, with an emphasis on film and television production, financing, licensing, distribution, and IP acquisition and protection. His clients range from artists and independent producers to Canadian distributors and foreign studios and financiers at every stage of the creative process, from development to delivery and exploitation.

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