Copyright done right

After this session, Mini Law School is adjourned

- March 29, 2011

Rip. Burn. Share. Repeat. Whether it’s music or movies, software or images, the digital age opens up a world of opportunity for sharing all kinds of content online – and a Pandora’s Box of issues around copyright law.

Professor Graham Reynolds of the Schulich School of Law will explore issues and myths around copyright this Thursday evening. It's the last lecture in Dal’s Mini Law School series before the summer break.

Other questions to be explored:

  • What is copyright and why does it matter?
  • Is it ever legal to download songs or movies from peer-to-peer file sharing systems? (You might be surprised by the answer!)
  • Are there any defences to copyright infringement?
  • Once content is posted online, is it freely available for anyone to use?
  • Do we have a right to make a copy of a work for personal use?
  • How are “digital locks” being used, and how do they relate to copyright?

All are welcome at this free public event. Light refreshments will be served.

 Mini Law School, hosted by the Schulich School of Law
, takes place Thursday, March 31, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Room 105 of the Weldon Law Building.


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