Presentation on Canadian Copyright for Historians


The Leeds and Grenville Branch of the Ontario Ancestors – The Ontario Genealogical Society will be hosting a presentation on Canadian Copyright and Images on Monday, May 3 at 7 pm on Zoom.

Many family historians struggle to understand the “do’s and don’ts of copyright” as it applies to their genealogy – photos, digital images, hand-drawn charts!  In this session, Elise Cole will discuss what images are, and how Canadian Copyright applies to them. She’ll take us through how to determine if copyright exists, how to apply fair dealing when appropriate, and provide ideas of how to properly use others’ images in our own works.

Elise C. Cole, BAH, MLIS, is the Local Collections Librarian at Oakville Public Library and volunteers as Ontario Ancestors’ Copyright Consultant. She holds multiple certifications in Canadian Copyright law and is a passionate advocate for local and family history.

You can also locate the meeting registration link on our website:   Everyone is welcome to attend, but registration is required. You will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the meeting.


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