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Following several years of debate, Canada stands ready to make copyright and culture policy choices that will resonate for generations to come.


Canada's Choice: Copyright, Culture and the Internet

Canadian Library Association Teleconference



Michael Geist, Canada Research Chair of Internet and E-commerce Law at the University of Ottawa and columnist on technology law issues for the Toronto Star


Tuesday, May 24, 2005

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm ET

Geist will examine the evolution of Canadian copyright and cultural policy, identifying the gradual escalation of rights and the warning signs of a dramatic shift in the copyright balance.


He argues that the future of Canadian cultural policy will depend upon forging a unique approach to copyright that both respects international norms and prioritizes national interests. There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion.


This meeting will be of interest to:


n       All library and information professionals and educators

n       Those who work in cultural policy

n       Those whose work is affected by digital rights issues

Dr. Michael Geist is the Canada Research Chair of Internet and E-commerce Law at the University of Ottawa. He has obtained a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees from Cambridge University in the UK and Columbia Law School in New York, and a Doctorate in Law (J.S.D.) from Columbia Law School.


Dr. Geist has written numerous academic articles and government reports on the Internet and law, is a member of Canada's National Task Force on Spam, is columnist on technology law issues for the Toronto Star, and is the author of the textbook Internet Law in Canada (Captus Press) which is now in its third edition. He is the editor of the Canadian Privacy Law Review and the creator of privacyinfo.ca, one of Canada's leading privacy websites.


In 2003, Dr. Geist received Canarie's IWAY Public Leadership Award for his contribution to the development of the Internet in Canada and was named one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40. More information can be obtained at www.michaelgeist.ca.


Teleconference Site Fees

CLA Member $79.99

Non-member $99.99


More information available at http://www.cla.ca/cpd/geist.htm



Lisa Twardowska BA MLIS

Continuing Professional Development Officer

Canadian Library Association

328 Frank Street

Ottawa, Ontario  K2P 0X8

613.232.9625 ext. 322

613.563.9895 fax

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