Speaker: Martha Rans
Find out more about the proposed new copyright legislation. A brief overview will be followed with a question & answer. Martha will offer her on the ground experience acting for artists and educators on a variety of copyright issues.
Martha Rans is Vancouver Project Lead for Creative Commons Canada. A true believer in giving to the community and a passionate advocate for the arts, Martha Rans has been practicing law since 1995 and has acted for artists in all disciplines including painting, photography, architecture, sculpture, textile, film and video, new media, animation, website and graphic design, theatre and dance. She regularly advises arts-related and other not-for-profit organizations on a wide range of legal issues including intellectual property, employment, labour, health & safety and privacy. In 2005, she created the Artists’ Legal Outreach: run entirely by volunteers, it ensures access to legal information and advice for artists and arts organizations. She is the Vancouver Project Lead for Creative Commons Canada, a sessional professor at Emily Car University and YWCA Women of Distinction Award nominee.