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.
Monday, May 7 – Halifax, Nova Scotia Time: 7:00 p.m.—8:30 p.m. Location: Marriott Harbourfront Hotel 1919 Upper Water Street Room: Nova Scotia AB
Tuesday, May 8 – Montreal, Quebec Time: 7:00 p.m.—8:30 p.m. Location: Delta Hotels by Marriott 475 Président-Kennedy Avenue Room: Opus
Wednesday, May 9 – Toronto, Ontario Time:7:00 p.m.—8:30 p.m. Location: Courtyard by Marriott 475 Yonge Street Room: Courtyard Hall AB
Thursday, May 10 – Winnipeg, Manitoba Time: 7:00 p.m.—8:30 p.m. Location: Radisson by Canada Inns 288 Portage Avenue Room: Ambassador A
Friday, May 11 – Vancouver, British Columbia Time: 7:00 p.m.—8:30 p.m. Location: Coastal Coal Harbour Hotel 1180 West Hastings Street Room: Coal Harbour
To participate, individuals must register on location: arrive 30 minutes in advance and bring a piece of identification.
Participants will be given two minutes to express their views. The Committee will hear participants until the session runs out of time.
These sessions are a critical opportunity for you to speak directly in front of committee members conducting the critical Copyright Act review to share your personal story of how you have been impacted by 2012 amendments to the Act.
If you are planning to attend one of the sessions, here are speaking notes that we have prepared.
Aren’t in a city where the Committee will be traveling?
There are still many ways to get involved.
Visit IValueCanadianStories.ca to send a letter to the members of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology and the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage who are collectively responsible for the current Copyright Act review.
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