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Olivia Chow’s forum: Let’s get digital, digital, I wanna get…


 

Toronto NDP MP Olivia Chow hosted a packed public forum at the University of Toronto. Making It Work: Art, Access and Legislation in the Digital Age was an interactive panel discussion that focused on building an online Canadian arts presence that was fair to the “creator” and “user.”

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Speakers included Charlie Angus, the NDP’s Digital Affairs Critic (left) and Michael Geist, Canada Research Chair in Internet And E-Commerce Law at the University of Ottawa.

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Don Quarles Executive Director, Songwriters Association of Canada.

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Geist with Victoria Owen of the Canadian Library Association.

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Stephen Waddell, National Executive Director of ACTRA.

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Chow staffer Susan Kwong (left) and volunteer Jess Searson.

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New media man Justin Stayshyn broadcasted the event over the web and moderated the online discussion.

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NDP freelancer Dave Meslin showed up late but said he was watching it online before he arrived.

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