Readers interested in Bill C-60 may be interested in an upcoming open forum on the bill being hosted by the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law on Thursday, September 29th. Policy makers from both Industry Canada and Canadian Heritage will present their views and answer questions on the copyright reform process. Admission is free and is part of a larger techlaw summit being hosted by the Information Technology Law Association.
The event is one of a series of activities taking place at the law school next week. Earlier in the day, we will officially launch In the Public Interest: The Future of Canadian Copyright Law, the Irwin Law book being made available in paper form and electronically under a Creative Commons license. The following two days (September 30th and October 1st) we will host a comparative Canada – Australia IP and Cyberlaw conference featuring professors from across Canada and Australia. That conference will focus on a wide range of issues including copyright, spam, content regulation, and e-commerce. Registration is still open.