Session 1: Introduction to Creative Commons and Copyright
Date: Apr 11, 2023 10:00am-11:30am
Join Brigitte Vézina from Creative Commons for the first of three sessions to learn more about the story and mission of Creative Commons, the open movement, and the foundational concepts of copyright in the context of cultural heritage.
CT Humanities, Creative Commons, and the Connecticut League of History Organizations are collaborating to host three webinars covering many aspects of intellectual property and the cultural heritage community in Connecticut
Join us as we have open discussions with people from around the state in an educating and engaging dialog about many different topics, including copyright, open access, open culture / Open GLAM (Gallaries, Archives, Library, and Museums), Creative Commons Licensing and more!. The webinars will offer an opportunity for attendees to learn about the recent intellectual property work undertaken by CT Humanities, develop knowledge and skills in copyright and open licensing, understand the mission of Creative Commons and gain visibility among a global open culture community that stands for equity, sustainability, access, and better sharing.
Director of Policy and Open Culture
Brigitte is passionate about all things spanning culture, arts, handicraft, traditions, fashion and, of course, copyright law and policy. She gets a kick out of tackling the fuzzy legal and policy issues that stand in the way of access, use, re-use and remix of culture, information and knowledge.
Before joining CC, she worked for a decade as a legal officer at WIPO and then ran her own consultancy, advising Europeana, SPARC Europe and others on copyright matters.
Currently located in the Netherlands where she lives with her husband and two kids, Brigitte grew up living in eight different countries across North America, Africa and Europe but Montréal is where she proudly comes from.
Brigitte is a fellow at the Canadian think tank Centre for International Governance Innovation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in law from the Université de Montréal and a master’s in law from Georgetown University. She has been a member of the Bar of Quebec since 2003.
Manager of Partnerships & Programs
As the Manager for Programs and Projects, Mike aims to advance the impact of the humanities through strengthening and expanding relationships with all CTH’s Funded Partners and creating new ways to make Connecticut’s cultural heritage content more accessible.
Prior to CT Humanities, Mike was the Repository Manager for the Connecticut Digital Archive, a program of the University of Connecticut. He received his Master of Library Science, with a concentration in archives, from the University of Long Island and has worked in a variety of cultural heritage, academic and corporate libraries, and archives in and around New York City and New England.