Happy New Year everyone! I appreciate this year is full of uncertainty, and in the UK we are back under lockdown and many of us are working from home. But 2020 was quite remarkable for many reasons, not least that we ran 28 Copyright and Online Learning webinars. The webinars were mainly attended by those in the higher education copyright community, but occasionally by people further afield. We were also delighted to be joined by guests from Europe and the US. We’ve also had really lovely feedback from the community about how much they appreciate these sessions, so the webinars will be continuing for the foreseeable future.
We’ve been putting together a schedule for 2021, so the webinars will be taking place on a fortnightly basis this year. So far have a few webinars lined up for January and February with some guests from the UK and further afield. We’ll be keeping our webinar page up to date, with the latest details of the speakers and topics and recordings from previous sessions. If you have any suggestions though, do drop us a line by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
This coming Friday, at 2pm GMT we really pleased to be joined by two Canadian legal experts, Dr Carys Craig and Bob Tarantino. They wrote a paper last September entitled: ‘An Hundred Stories in Ten Days’: COVID-19 Lessons for Culture, Learning, and Copyright Law‘. Chris drew attention to this paper in the presentation he gave at the CITE forum in November. Carys is Associate Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto. Bob is Legal Counsel at Dentons Canada LLP. We’re really looking forward to what they have to say.
The webinar is open to all and taking place in our regular Blackboard Collaborate classroom. We hope to see you then but as usual will be recording the webinar if you can’t make it.