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Thursday, May 26 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Hack the Act!

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 Imagine that our group of stakeholders was given the opportunity to re-work the sections of the Copyright Act most relevant to academic institutions. What would we change? What would we add? In this session, we will split up the participants into groups based on which section of the Act they wish to revisit. Participants can work on paper or in shared online documents that will have been set up in advance. Groups may opt to either annotate, edit, or completely re-write their sections.

Learning objectives

This is an opportunity for us as a group to better understand and articulate our collective wishes regarding an “ideal” copyright landscape for academic institutions. This session will give us a more concrete picture of what is lacking in the current Act, allow for some “bluesky” thinking around what could be changed/added to it, and provide us with a tangible (albeit probably imperfect) result. This exercise should be helpful for all participants in pinpointing our priorities and best hopes in terms of advocacy and education not only leading up to the 2017 Copyright Act revisions, but also looking ahead to further revisions.

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Lise Brin

Project Officer, Canadian Association of Research Libraries
Lise Brin is currently a Project Officer with the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), on loan for one year from her usual post as Scholarly Communications Librarian at St. Francis Xavier University. As part of the CARL team, Lise is working on advocacy and strategy efforts primarily related to scholarly publishing, open access, and copyright.
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Bobby Glushko

Head of Scholarly Communications and Copyright, University of Toronto
Bobby’s research and professional interests cluster around the role of the academic research library as a nexus of the teaching, research, and service missions of the university. He is particularly interested in how librarians can act as leaders in cooperation with a diverse set of partners to identify and dismantle impediments to this role, such as legal uncertainty, fear of new technology, and barriers to accessibility.

Michal Jaworski

Michal Jaworski was called to the bar in British Columbia in 2006 and practiced law in private practice for 6 years before joining the in-house legal team at the University of British Columbia. Michal's practice is varied, but focuses on property—from the intangible (intellectual property, primarily copyright), to the personal (primarily procurement), to the "real" (real estate). Michal provides legal advice about copyright to the UBC Library's... Read More →
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Mark Swartz

Mark Swartz is the Copyright Specialist at Queen’'s University, where he manages the Queen’'s Electronic reserve service and Copyright Office. In this position, he works with librarians, staff, faculty and instructors across all faculties and schools to develop web-based information and educational programs on copyright. Mark has held two other positions at Queen’'s – as an education librarian and as the online course... Read More →

Thursday May 26, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Imperial Ballroom

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