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Creator Video Series for I Value Canadian Stories

Below are links to the I Value Canadian Stories creator videos: 3 Questions with Christine Fischer Guy: Novelist and journalist Christine Fischer Guy shares the first story she ever wrote and also details how her earnings have been impacted by the 2012 Copyright Modernization Act.  3 Questions with Diana Stevan: Diana discusses what she finds magical about being a […]

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Latest Updates from Access Copyright – August 15

Advocacy Update Access Copyright Makes its Submission for the Copyright Act Review Last month, Access Copyright made its official submission to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology for the Copyright Act review. The submission details how creators and publishers have been severely impacted by the actions of the education sector following the passage of the Copyright Modernization Act in 2012 which […]

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Information session for individual artists interested in applying to the Canada Council in Calgary and Edmonton

Learn more about the Canada Council’s grant programs! Join us for an information session for individual artists interested in applying to the Canada Council. These sessions are designed to provide an overview on grants available to individual artists working across artistic fields of practice. EDMONTON English-language session When: Monday, August 20, 2018 10:00 a.m. to […]

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ACCESS COPYRIGHT: Advocacy Update – keeping the momentum for the Copyright Act review

The following is the latest news from Access Copyright: May 25, 2018 Roanie Levy, President & CEO of Access Copyright, appeared before the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology on May 22nd, as part of the ongoing Copyright Act review. Watch Roanie’s appearance before the Industry Committee (it starts at 16:38:00 of the video).   The session […]

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Times and locations announced for Copyright Act review open-mic sessions details released

Access Copyright released the following statement on Friday, May 4: UPDATE: Times and locations announced for Copyright Act review open-mic sessions details released The Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology has released more details on next week’s open-mic sessions being held in five Canadian cities. Open-Mic Schedule Monday, May 7 – Halifax, Nova Scotia Time: 7:00 p.m.—8:30 […]

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Access Copyright Updates – March 28, 2018

Here is the latest update from Access Copyright, in a release sent out March 28, 2018:   K-12 Legal Action Update   On February 16, 2018, all the school boards in Ontario and the Ministries of Education for all the provinces and territories (except Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec) filed an action against Access Copyright. […]

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Copyright Act: A balance between user’s and creator’s needs by Steven Sandor

Copyright Act: A balance between user’s and creator’s needs But where does the balance lie? by Steven Sandor (The following does not necessarily reflect the views of WestWord magazine or the Writers’ Guild of Alberta. Please send comments or responses to our WestWord editor at [email protected]) It was the best of times; it was the […]

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Access Copyright: Education sector forces Canadian creators to defend why their works should not be used for free

Released by Access Copyright Thursday, February 22, 2018 Each year, millions of pages of books, magazines, journals and newspapers are copied for use in K-12 classrooms without fair compensation to the creators and publishers of those works. On February 16, 2018, all the school boards in Ontario and the Ministries of Education for all the […]

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Edmonton Arts Council’s 10-year Arts & Heritage Plan

2029: Building Edmonton’s Community Plan for Arts & Heritage  In 2006, members of the arts and heritage community in the City of Edmonton came together in recognition that the economic boom in Alberta had increased the pace of development, creating a need for a proactive plan for the arts, heritage, and culture. The resulting plan, The […]

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