Thanks to this blog post by Tris I remembered I had signed John and I up for this event a while back after receiving a message about it on my contact page: The Canadian Journalism Foundation Presents Michael Geist E-Publishing and The Law.
Where: St. John’s College, 2111 Lower Mall, UBC
When: April 3rd – Check in: 6:00 p.m., Presentation 6:30 p.m.
Description: Anyone who blogs, comments, sends e-mail or otherwise publishes electronically is subject to the laws of defamation and libel, according to University of Ottawa Law School professor and internationally renowned expert on law and the Internet, Dr. Michael Geist. The Internet and new technologies have ushered in a seemingly unlimited array of possibilities for access to knowledge, creativity, and public participation. Dr. Geist will highlight the role that the Internet is playing for new creativity and knowledge sharing, while identifying the business and policy challenges that this creates for journalists and journalism. The talk will be followed by a Q&A moderated by Beth Haddon, Adjunct Professor at the UBC School of Journalism.
Bloggers, Facebook status updaters, Flickr photo publishers etc. everyone should know their rights, what’s legal, and also where the line is drawn.
Michael Geist writes for The Toronto Star, The Ottawa Citizen, he’s been named one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40, he’s a board member of the authority that governs the “.ca” domains, is entirely anti-spam, and has a heck of a lot to say about publishing content online.
He’ll be addressing these issues alongside key points pertaining to journalism and business practices in this digital age. There is no charge for to attend but you do need to register online. Hopefully I’ll be able to live blog the evening since some folks, including Tris, will be attending Victoria’s first DemoCamp that same day.