Saturday, June 23, 2007

Podcasters Across Borders: Copyright and Creative Commons

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
- copyright
- trade-marks - use with your mark/brand/logo
- other legal issues - sources - public interest advocacy group - legal issues - 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.

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