Arts On (the) Line: Copyright Protection of Digital Performances for Presenters, Agents & Managers

01 September 2020

As we adjust to the restrictive measures wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, many events and performances have abruptly migrated online. Although online delivery offers many advantages, it also brings a multitude of challenges especially with regard to copyright, licensing and the protection of original works. Presenters, artists, their agents and managers must adapt quickly to understand unfamiliar contractual terms in order to avoid the pitfalls inherent to the digital medium.

For insight into the legal issues surrounding the online delivery of performing arts, Gowling WLG’s Entertainment and Sports Law Group, in partnership with CAPACOA and NAPAMA, is pleased to present this webinar featuring:

  • Susan Abramovitch, Head of Gowling WLG’s Entertainment and Sports Law Group
  • Alexis Vaughan, Associate at Gowling WLG 

And moderated by:

  • Eoin Ó Catháin, Chair of NAPAMA’s Canadian Executive committee and Vice-President of Latitude 45 Arts Promotion.

Discussion on a variety of topics, including:

  • Understanding common contractual provisions
  • Ownership of copyright
  • Protecting and exploiting copyright in original works
  • ​Licensing the works of others for use in on-demand and live streams

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