Hey there, my name is Bonnie! This summer I’ll be tackling some of the legal mumbo-jumbo that makes many of us treble – err tremble in fear.
Understanding copyright regulations can seem like a daunting task. It can even deter us from some rockin' opportunities, just because all those laws, licenses and agreements might be too confusing.
So this is where I come in!
I’m here to write a copyright handbook for the OIMA website. My mission is to translate and explain copyright law in plain language, as well as to summarize OIMA's agreements, policies, and licenses.
This summer, I'll be talking with artists, and campus and community radio stations from across Ontario about some of the major concerns and lessons they have about copyright issues. I'll also have the opportunity to talk with copyright professionals about what users such as curators and artists should know. And of course, I'll be doing lots of research! I’ll wrap all of this information into an easy-to-read handbook meant just for you!
Having an interest in both media law and awesome music, I’m excited to share with you what I’ll discover this summer. I look forward to many weeks of research and talking to fascinating people about an interesting, albeit intimidating, topic. I hope the copyright handbook can help reduce any hesitations you might have so you'll have the confidence to share your brilliant ideas and music!