Special Event : Dialogues on Copyright and Open Access in the Visual Arts
Thursday February 16th 2017, 6pm – 8pm
Artexte, 2 rue Ste. Catherine Est, Montréal, #301 (St-Laurent Metro)
In English and in French
Free and open to the public
Join us for a round table discussion on copyright and the visual arts, addressing questions related to digital collections in libraries, archives and museums. By bringing together artists, cultural workers, librarians, and copyright experts to discuss issues around user’s rights, accessibility, digital publishing, and open access, we hope to engage in dialogue about how to best move forward to serve the interests of creators while improving public access to information online.
Olivier Charbonneau (Associate Librarian, Concordia University)
Jennifer Dorner (Director of the FOFA Gallery and visual artist)
Marc Pitre, (Copyright Agent, Radio-Canada)
Moderator: Jessica Hébert (Librarian, Artexte)
About the Panelists
As an Associate Librarian at Concordia University, Olivier Charbonneau is primarily interested in copyright issues as well as questions of open access and Web 2.0. He is a doctoral student at the Faculté de droit, Université de Montréal. He has over 15 years of professional involvement in library and cultural communities. He holds two masters degrees from Université de Montréal, one in information sciences and another in law, as well as an undergraduate degree in commerce from McGill University. He has kept a research blog since 2005 in French at www.culturelibre.ca and a work blog since 2011 in English at OutFind.ca.
Jennifer Dorner was born in Victoria, British Columbia. She received her BFA from the University of Ottawa, and MFA from the University of Western Ontario, successfully defending her thesis on September 11th 2001. The harsh reality of that day underscored an interest in thinking about art in a politicized context. For the past 15 years, she has moved between artistic creation, arts administration and advocacy. Now based in Montreal, she is the Director of the FOFA Gallery at Concordia University and is on the board of the Regroupement des artistes en arts visuels du Québec, Canadian Artists Representation, and Copyright Visual Arts.
Marc Pitre currently works as a Copyright Agent with CBC / Radio-Canada, a position he as held since 2016. He acts as an advisor to in-house production teams for the use and dissemination of copyrighted works on all platforms, by ensuring best practices and risk management. He has worked in the public service and cultural sectors since 1997 as a copyright manager, historical researcher and audiovisual research specialist, notably at the Department of Indigenous and Northern Affaires Canada, the National Film Board of Canada, and the Canadian Center for Architecture.
*please note that this event will be video-recorded and posted online.