Copyright in the Academy

Scholarly Publishing Speaker Series: Copyright in the Academy
Giuseppina D'Agostino and Marcus Bornfreund
Lunch Provided

Copyright in the Academy: Best practices for the 21st century.

Learn how to identify and manage copyright in your academic research. This seminar will introduce the audience to central copyright issues applicable to academic research and writing. A discussion on copyright licensing especially as it relates to academic authors and researchers will follow.

Giuseppina D’Agostino
Assistant Professor, York University
BA (Hons) (York), LLB (Osgoode), MSt and DPhil (Oxford), of the Bar of Ontario

Professor Giuseppina D'Agostino brings infectious enthusiasm, creativity and passion to her role as Founder and Director of IP Osgoode. Educated at Osgoode and Oxford where she studied under the legendary David Vaver and was a Lecturer in Jurisprudence, her research interests in the Intellectual Property Law field are wide-ranging and she is highly sought after as a public speaker and consultant. Author of several publications including a forthcoming book, Copyright, Contract, Creators (Edward Elgar 2009), she is the founder of, the first student-populated blog of its kind on IP, faculty advisor for the Osgoode Hall Review of Law and Policy and a Research Associate at the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre.

Marcus Bornfreund
B.A, LL.B, LL.M (Law & Technology), of the Bar of Ontario

Marcus Bornfreund is the founding project lead of Creative Commons Canada and a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. Marcus' law practice focuses on helping knowledge-based businesses and the creative industries understand and manage their intellectual property. A steadfast supporter of strong civil liberties, Marcus has recently expanded his practice to include criminal defense.