On Wednesday, March 11 Dr. Michael Geist, an expert in Internet and Copyright Law, will be speaking on the topic: “Why copyright? The Fight for Canada’s Digital Future”.
If you’ve ever uploaded or downloaded anything online . . . this topic will apply to you! He’ll be discussing proposed legislation by the government which could result in very stiff fines for making backup copies of DVDs you own, transferring music from a protected CD to an IPod, unlocking a cell to switch providers, recording a TV show and then watching the recording more than once, and uploading copyrighter materials to share sites like YouTube, etc.
You can hear what he has to say about this by purchasing tickets to his lecture on March 11 at the RDC Arts Centre Mainstage, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from ticketmaster.ca and are $25 for RDC staff/students, and $35 for the public.
If you are an RDC student, you can also attend a FREE student session he will be holding in the Margaret Parsons Theatre on March 11 from 3 – 4 p.m.
Come and see what an expert has to say about the rights/freedoms/responsibilities we all have in a digitized age.