41: Copyright Law (Catherine Lovrics) - March 27, 2019

It’s the Season 5 premiere and we’re speaking with copyright lawyer, Catherine Lovrics, about copyright in the courts in academia and in international treaties!

Topics: artistic technique and the public domain; fair dealing in the university context and copyright extension terms in the USMCA.

Full Episode (28:14) Download

1. Artistic Technique, Public Domain and Copyright Law (10:17) Download

– Pyrrha Design Inc. v. Plum and Posey Inc., 2019 FC 129 



2. Fair Dealing in the Academic Context (9:01) Download
 York University v. Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency (Access Copyright), 2018 FCA 81

3. Copyright Extensions in the Post-USMCA World (8:57) Download

– USMCA, Chapter 20 (Intellectual Property)

About the Guest:

Catherine Lovrics is a partner with Bereskin & Parr LLP. She leads the firm’s Copyright & Digital Media practice group, and co-leads the Privacy, Cybersecurity & Data Protection practice group. Catherine’s practice focuses on copyright, trademarks, personality and publicity rights, as well as marketing and advertising law, consumer protection and privacy law. She advises on legal issues related to the Internet and digital media, including social media and apps.

Catherine helps clients protect, exploit and enforce their IP, and advises on licensing, rights acquisition and clearance. She helps clients develop privacy compliance and data management programs; devises policies, terms of use, notices and disclaimers, and also helps clients manage their domain name portfolios, and any domain name disputes. Catherine is experienced in marketing and advertising legal matters, including in relation to promotion and contest design, advertising review, claim substantiation, and advertising disputes.

Catherine is a member of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada’s (IPIC) Internet, Copyright Policy, and Alternative Dispute Resolution Committees. She is also on the Executive of the Ontario Bar Association’s (OBA) Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law, Entertainment, Media and Communications Law and Privacy Law sections. Catherine is the author of numerous publications, and was the 2010 Lexology Author of the Year for E-Commerce Canada.

Catherine graduated from law school magna cum laude, and received the Dean’s Award for her graduating class. She also received awards for overall academic excellence, and in the areas of e-commerce and technology law, medical-legal issues, and business law. She has completed a course in International Trademark Law from John Marshall Law School.

Catherine is a frequent writer and speaker. She is also the general editor of Startup Law 101: A Practical Guide. This comprehensive guide is published by Lexis Nexis and is well received by Canada’s startup community.

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