Tuesday, October 15, 2013

WIPO General Assembly: notes to the webcasts

My team of research assistants has been viewing the webcasts and compiling notes on the recent WIPO General Assembly.  The notes enable viewers of the webcasts of the General Assembly to zero in on the statements of particular countries, NGOs, or topics.  Links are provided to the relevant webcast, along with the relevant time within the video, allowing viewers to find particular statements made by various delegates to the meeting. 

Notes will continue to be added over the next week.

This is a pilot project.  If these notes are useful, please let us know!  @sarabannerman / sara.bannerman [at] gmail.com

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Huntington University talk: Canadian Copyright: Imperialism to Internationalism

I will give a talk at Huntington University's Centre for Communication Studies on Monday October 28 2013 titled Canadian Copyright: Imperialism to Internationalism.  

Canadian Copyright: Imperialism to Internationalism 
Sara Bannerman
Monday Oct 28 2013 at noon
Most histories of international copyright focus on the "great powers", such as Britain, France, and Germany. Canada’s experience with the international copyright was very different from those countries' experiences. Bannerman reveals the history of international copyright from the perspective of a smaller country and a net copyright importer.  Canada struggled and failed to gain independence from Britain over its copyright legislation in the early twentieth century, and the question remains: Can there be a Canadian copyright?

Correction: The talk is scheduled to take place October 28, not November 28.