The Creative Commons + Creative Canadians: a conversation about new approaches to copyright

Mark Surman of the Commons Group wrote the following:

"The Creative Commons + Creative Canadians: a conversation about new approaches to copyright."

Lately, there has been much talk about new approaches to copyright and licensing, with the Creative Commons, open source and similar concepts offering alternatives to the old 'publisher calls the shots' approach. These new approaches raise many questions. What do these licenses mean for Canadian creators? Can they really help shift the balance for power from publishers to creators? How can they be used to promote the free social uses of our social while at the same time protecting the money we make from commercial uses?

On November 19, the Periodical Writers of Canada, Creative Commons Canada and the 215 Centre for Social Innovation are holding a round table discussion to explore exactly these questions. This conversation will provide a safe, non-confrontational space for creators to ask questions and learn about the Creative Commons and other new approaches to licensing.

Where: 215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 120

When: November 19, 3:00 -- 5:00pm

For info, call PWAC at: (416) 504-1645 or info -at- pwac -dot- ca

Beer and wine will be served after the formal discussion