Call for Nominations
The National Entertainment, Media and Communications Law Section is seeking nominations for Secretary-Treasurer and up to 10 Executive Members for a one year term September 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014.
For further details, please see the full Call for Nominations.
Welcome to the National Entertainment, Media and Communications Law Section
The purpose of the National EMC Law Section is to undertake activities and projects that benefit you and advance the practice of entertainment, media, and communications law in Canada. Most of the national activities and projects emerge through the individual area-of-practice Committees.
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Call for Committee Members
Through committees, members have the opportunity to keep abreast of developments in specific areas of law, to undertake initiatives that collectively enhance the area of practice and to network and exchange ideas with practitioners in other organizations on matters of common interest. To join a committee, subscribe to the relevant e-mail list, by visiting the CBA Listserv Enrolment webpage (CBA membership number required).
We look forward to your input and participation.
Legislation and Law Reform
Along with other CBA Sections, responded to the national consultation launched by the Canadian Judicial Council on issues that arise from electronic access to court records.
The Entertainment, Media and Communications Law Section concentrates on six areas of law:
- Advertising - the law affecting advertisers in Canada, including Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission regulation, provisions of the Competition Act, and legislation intended to protect consumer privacy rights;
- Art and Cultural Property - monitoring and lending advocacy where required to legal and regulatory developments affecting Art and Cultural Property issues in Canada.
- Broadcasting - regulatory and other legal issues affecting broadcasters and broadcast distributors, including the mandate and policies of the CRTC and copyright issues;
- Entertainment - the concerns of the entertainment bar include freedom of expression, regulatory, copyright and privacy issues, as well as the rights and responsibilities of artists and their employers;
- Media and Freedom of Expression - the legal issues facing electronic and print media in Canada, including libel, slander and defamation issues and freedom of expression concerns;
- Telecommunications - legal and regulatory developments affecting providers and users of telecommunications in Canada, including content/carriage issues, CRTC mandate and regulatory policies, and electronic commerce.
The Section often works with other National Sections to bring the specific concerns of these areas of the Bar to the attention of policy-makers.
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