The Digital Tattoo Podcast Project Episode September 29, 2017


7:03pm - 7:33pm

Most of us don't spend much time thinking about copyright because we don't have to. But the laws around copyright are complicated and highly political. Each of us enters into complex copyright negotiations everyday without considering our legal obligations. What happens when something goes wrong? This episodes consider the case of Aaron Swartz, an open access advocate who took his own life after facing a federal indictment in the United States for illegally downloading academic journal articles. We wondered: Could this happen in Canada? We talk with Michael Geist and students from the UBC campus in Vancouver to find out more about copyright.