Podcasters Across Borders
Kingston, June 23, 2007
A New Mindset: Creative Commons Licensing
Andy Kaplan-Myrth and Kathi Simmons
Creative Commons Canada
***Launching the Canadian Legal Podcasting Guide today***
The Guide will be available as a PDF guide, and eventually move to a wiki format at some point. Hard copies being given out here today, and will be available from the website.
Kaplan-Myrth discussed Creative Commons and the various licensing options available. He recommends Canadians use the licensing from the Canadian website since it will be stronger in the Canadian legal system.
- fair dealing
- publicity rights - have the right to use your own image
- trade-marks - use with your mark/brand/logo
- other legal issues - sources
http://www.cippic.ca - public interest advocacy group - legal issues
http://www.creativecommons.ca - Creative Commons Canada
Podcasters may be in an unique position to come together to lobby regarding copyright law.
Q: How do you deal with copyright in other countries?
A: Complicated, difficult to answer briefly; however, Canadian license is meant to be used in Canada; however, Canadian copyright law covers use in most other countries.
Q: If someone misuses my podcast, is my only recourse to hire a lawyer and sue them?
A: You could write to them asking them to remove use of your podcast. If not, you could hire a lawyer and send a "cease and desist" letter.