Special Events

Copyright & Fair Dealing for Creative Women* Entrepreneurs

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Special Events

Copyright & Fair Dealing for Creative Women* Entrepreneurs

Wednesday March 25, 6 - 8 pm

Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, OCADU, 3rd Floor, Rosalie Sharp Pavilion, 115 McCaul

Join Lindsay Dykstra and Christie Bates, lawyers at Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, for a discussion of how copyright law and fair dealing provisions affect your creative practice. Lindsay and Christie will cover key copyright provisions that will help you harness and manage your copyright. They will also provide practical legal tips to help improve your creative practice.

The event is presented in collaboration with the Artists’ Legal Advice Services, the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers at OCAD University, and the Edward P. Taylor Library & Archives at the Art Gallery of Ontario, and is supported by the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub.

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Please note that this event is taking place off-site.

*Our definition of women is an inclusive term – all women-identified, non-binary, Two-Spirit people are welcome.

This series is supported by the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub. Led by Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute, the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship and the Ted Rogers School of Management with over 75 partner organizations, the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH) is a nation-wide network of researchers, business support organizations, and key stakeholders aiming to reduce barriers and grow women’s entrepreneurship in Canada. The Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub is funded by the Government of Canada.


Artists' Legal Advice Services (ALAS) is a non-profit that, for over 30 years, has provided free legal advice to artists living in Ontario. ALAS and its volunteers run a free legal clinic, workshops and provide resources for artists to help them better understand their legal questions. Find out more at www.alasontario.ca.

Established in 2013, the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers (CEAD) is committed to supporting the early-career advancement of all students and recent alumni at OCAD University. Our team delivers specialized programs and services that connect individuals to meaningful opportunities, communities of practitioners, skill-building resources and facilitated learning experiences. www.ocadu.ca/cead

The Edward P. Taylor Library & Archives is a leading Canadian centre for research in art, and is free and open to the public. Learn more at http://ago.ca/research/library-and-archives

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