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Copyright for Artists Workshop


Take the complication of copyright out of your art career!  Thanks to “Google” and the plethora of information on the internet, copyright has become an increasingly more important and still very confusing topic for many artists.  Was there print media utilized in an artwork? Did the art licensor distort the artwork image?

This workshop will give attendees very practical introductory information and knowledge about: basic copyright law; approaches to copyright licensing; the benefits of using contracts in your professional dealings; and tips for negotiating agreements that protect your interests. You will also learn about ways to enforce and protect your legal rights should you encounter problems.

Topics covered:
- Copyright and moral rights
- Common legal terms & their definitions
- Tips for negotiating contracts
- Enforcing & protecting your legal rights

Date: Saturday, April 9th, 2011
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM; 
Location: Marianne van Silfhout Gallery, St. Lawrence College, 2288 Parkedale Ave., Brockville ON
Instructor: Tanya Woods, B.A., LL.B., LL.M., LL.M.

Workshop Regular Rate - $20;
CARFAC or SLC Alumni - $10     Please note: To receive CARFAC/SLC Alumni member rates, membership cards must be valid and presented at workshop.  Payment for workshop must be with cash.

To register: Contact Laurie Sponagle by telephone at 613 923 1857 or by email at  
with the Subject Header "Copyright for Artists Workshop".  (so your email is not lost to spam land!)
Pre-registration is required to ensure a spot and material availability.  

Please bring a bag lunch or numerous eating establishments are available within 5 min. car drive from SLC.

About Instructor:
Tanya is an Ottawa-based lawyer and policy consultant specializing in technology and international comparative intellectual property law.  She has worked on various copyright licensing issues for a number of different organizations including the Copyright Board of Canada, the Canadian Heritage Information Network, Canadian Artists Representation Copyright Collective (CARCC) and Creative Commons Canada.

Tanya completed her LL.B. studies at the London School of Economics (London, England) and the University of Ottawa (Ottawa, Canada) and subsequently participated in a dual-LL.M. program established between the University of Ottawa and American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C.  She was a Gowling Lafleur Henderson Fellow at the University of Ottawa and won the Outstanding Research and Writing Award at the Washington College of Law.  Tanya’s academic work has focussed on digital copyright licensing and international intellectual property protection and enforcement.

Tanya has published various articles on copyright and technology issues and teaches copyright law to artists and arts professionals. She also sits on the Boards of the Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa and Preface Theatre (Toronto).