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Saturday, October 27 • 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Copyright and Business Basics: Emerging Creative Industries from a Legal Perspective

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Canadian copyright law seeks to promote the public interest by encouraging creative expression and the dissemination of artistic works while ensuring a reward for creators. But what happens when content creators are borrowing from others’ work? How will Canadian copyright law respond to cosplayers, streamers, and dorky developers more widely? Taken a step further, services like Patreon, Youtube, Twitch, and Kickstarter have made earning income from creative industries more attainable. How can industry pioneers structure their businesses and even better, what equipment, subscriptions, and other costs might they be able to deduct?

Please join lawyers Katie Paterno and David Wallace of McInnes Cooper as they provide a brief overview of the law in these areas and discuss some of what streamers, cosplayers, and others should be aware of as they pursue their passions. 

Saturday October 27, 2018 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Room 502 Ballroom Level 5