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Copyright to the Rescue...or not. Selman, Brianne


This video is a recording of the keynote address by Brianne Selman from the Fair Dealing Week Event, "Creativity in the Arts: The Role of Copyright" which took place at the British Columbia Institute of Technology on February 25, 2020. The speaker was introduced by Stephanie Savage, Scholarly Communications and Copyright Services Librarian, UBC. This talk covered a collaborative research project that explores the history of the increasing concentration and corporatization of the music industry and investigates a new model of remuneration. Brianne describes this new model and the theoretical trajectories, legal ramifications, and technical components involved in creating a non-profit patronage system and social network that would directly connect musical artists and fans. Ideally the system would facilitate the payment of both artists and their fans for their creative efforts, while also crafting legal and theoretical arguments for a more open copyright regime. This event was co-sponsored by Simon Fraser University, The University of British Columbia, Langara College, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and Vancouver Community College.

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