Canadian Copyright Reform & the Digital Agenda: Public Event on October 14th

The details for next week’s launch of From “Radical Extremism” to “Balanced Copyright”: Canadian Copyright and the Digital Agenda have come together.  A public discussion of Canadian copyright reform and Bill C-32 will held on Thursday, October 14th at 3:30 pm at the Desmarais Building, Room 12102 (55 Laurier Avenue East) at the University of Ottawa.  Panelists include:

  • Michael Geist, University of Ottawa, “The Case for Flexibility in Implementing the WIPO Internet Treaties: An Examination of the Anti-Circumvention Requirements”
  • Blayne Haggart, Carleton University, “North American Digital Copyright, Regional Governance, and the Potential for Variation”
  • Ian Kerr, University of Ottawa, “Digital Locks and the Automation of Virtue”
  • David Lametti, McGill University “How Virtue Ethics Might Help Erase C-32’s Conceptual Incoherence”
  • Teresa Scassa, University of Ottawa, “Copyright Reform and Fact-Based Works”
  • Elizabeth Judge, University of Ottawa, “Enabling Access and Reuse of Public Sector Information in Canada: Crown Commons Licenses, Copyright, and Public Sector Information”

A reception will follow the panel.  The entire event is free and open to the public.


  1. Chris Brand says:

    Free ?
    Don’t you know that running events for free will cause children to starve ? It costs money to run events like this, so you should charge people to go.

  2. I’d considering going to this if it didn’t start while I was still working. If my work was closer to downtown, I might have considered dropping by after. I’ll definitely get the book though.

  3. May we show up in radical extremist pirate costumes?

    Nap 🙂

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