Copyright is a complicated subject with implications for everyone who publishes on the internet. In this session Martha will talk about copyright as it applies to people living, writing, and publishing photos in Canada. She will touch on Creative Commons, what to expect with the forthcoming Bill C-11, and end with a question/answer session.
Bio of Martha Rans
A true believer in giving to the community and a passionate advocate for the arts, Martha Rans is a lawyer who has provided advice to artists in all disciplines for over 20 years. Following close to a decade as a labour lawyer and human rights mediator/specialist, in 2003 she established her own practice providing advice on employment,labour, human rights, privacy, intellectual property, governance, and charity law to non profit organizations, co-ops and social innovators of all kinds. In 2005, she co-founded the Artists’ Legal Outreach legal advice clinic in BC (artistslegaloutreach.ca). A recognized expert in copyright and its impact on artists she appeared before the Legislative Committee on Bill C-11 in March 2012. She teaches copyright to the next generation of artists and designers at Emily Carr University of Art & Design.