Day: February 25, 2015

Free CPD

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By Melanie Hodges Neufeld

The Canadian Bar Association (CBA) is offering free webinars to CBA members this spring. All webinars qualify for CPD credits:

Competition Law Fundamentals: Abuse of Dominance
Presented by the CBA Competition Law Section
March 4, 2015
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm ET
Online
Price: FREE for CCCA/CBA members
Register and learn more.

Pregnant Employees: The Risks of Reproduction
Presented by Stringer LLP
March 12, 2015
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm ET
Online
Price: FREE for CCCA/CBA members; $50 for non-members
Register and learn more.

Price Maintenance: What’s New in Canada and the U.S.?
Presented by the CBA National Competition Law Section
March 19, 2015
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm ET
Online
Price: FREE for CCCA/CBA members
Register and learn more.

Subsidiary Governance In-House Counsel Primer
Presented by the CCCA Ontario Chapter
March 25, 2015
11:45 am – 2:00 pm ET
Toronto, ON
Price: FREE for CCCA/CBA members who register before March 18.
Register and learn more.

Record Retention, eDiscovery and the Emerging Law
Presented by Gardiner Roberts LLP
April 1, 2015
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm ET
Online
Price: FREE for CCCA/CBA members; $50 for non-members
Register and learn more.

Managing the Criminal and Civil Aspects of a Cartel Matter
Presented by the CBA Competition Law Section
April 8, 2015
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET
Online
Price: FREE for CCCA and CBA members
Register and learn more.

Strategic Considerations for Directors and Officers During Litigations
Presented by Lenczner Slaght
May 14, 2015
Online
Price: FREE for CCCA/CBA members; $50 for non-members
Register and learn more.

 

Space Copyright – Return of the Space Oddity

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By Alan Kilpatrick

spacecopyright3Several months ago, I wrote a post on Legal Sourcery about Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield’s popular rendition of Space Oddity.   Hadfield, who recorded the video while in orbit and in command of the International Space Station, posted the video on to YouTube in May 2013.  The video, which was widely shared and viewed around the globe, was suddenly taken down a year later.

The video’s removal from YouTube sparked confusion and frustration.  A passionate discussion about copyright law arose and many questioned why the viral hit had been removed so suddenly.  The Economist and The Globe and Mail both reported on the intricate framework of copyright law aboard the International Space Station.

To the relief of many fans, Hadfield’s video was reposted to YouTube late last year.  What exactly happened?   Hadfield explains the situation on his website,

“…it was with some regret that we took the Space Oddity video off YouTube last May. David Bowie and his publisher had been very gracious. They had allowed his work, his intellectual property, to be made freely available to everyone for a year, and had in fact worked with us and the Canadian Space Agency to make it happen. There was no rancour, and we removed it from YouTube to honour that agreement.”

Once the video was taken down in May 2014, Hadfield and the Canadian Space Agency began the process to obtain permission to repost the video.  Hadfield explains further,

“Bowie himself loved it, posting on Facebook that it was possibly the most poignant version of the song ever created. As a result of this, the recent reapplication of the legal process has been fairly straightforward.”

You can watch the video here.

 

Source

Hadfield, Chris. (2015). Space Oddity. ChrisHadfield.ca. Retrieved from: http://chrishadfield.ca/space-oddity/