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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 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.
  • Share on social media using the hashtags #IValueCdnStories #CreativeCanada #ValueGap #INDU #cdnpoli
  • Encourage your friends to get involved too.
  • Prepare a written submission (maximum length of 2,000 words) to [email protected].

Every action you are able to take will make a difference.

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