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Intellectual Property Rights and Business Models in Webcasting – Waiting List

1:30PM to 4:30PM
$60 - (real rate: $700)

Online training, Montréal


Considering webcasting your work? This training course is essential to understand the legal framework and to help you make the most of your webcasting project.

Prior Registration Required*

*Available places are reserved, but you can register on the waiting list.

With the pandemic, webcasting, more than ever, has become a promising strategy for dance artists who wish to continue presenting their works and maintaining ties with their audiences. While webcasting does offer opportunities, it also raises a number of legal issues. When a choreographic work is created and streamed, the related copyrights must be taken into consideration, and the same applies to the rights inherent in the work’s audiovisual content.

This training will help you understand and differentiate between the various rights at issue within the framework of a production or coproduction, or the dissemination or reproduction of a dance work on digital media. You will learn about  the framework and regulations of creative royalties, and the limitations of streaming an artistic performance on a Web platform.

And since webcasting in the performance arts is a promising and fast-growing practice, but lacking a normative framework of its own, part of this training will cover actions currently undertaken by various organizations to establish fair remuneration scales for artists on the Internet.


Learning Goals

  • To identify  the challenges of disseminating artistic content in the digital world.
  • To distinguish between the various intellectual property rights involved, residual rights and other related rights, within the framework of a production, a show, or the dissemination or reproduction of a dance work on digital media.
  • To understand the terms and conditions of use of a work in digital format, and know how to discern application mechanisms such as the assignment of rights and the  license.
  • To learn about the levers that can be used to ensure fair remuneration for creators within the framework of a production, a coproduction, or the dissemination or reproduction of a dance work on digital media.

Class outline (subject to change)

1.   Intellectual property – legal framework

1.1   Components of intellectual property: copyright, trademark, patents, etc.
1.2   Copyright: copyrighted works, rights, duration, protection mechanism, physical ownership, moral right, etc.

2.   Dissemination modes and business models

2.1    Digital platforms
2.2   Streaming
2.3   Broadcasting an on-demand recording
2.4   Pre-existing work versus commission

3.   Clearance of rights:

3.1   Copyright and residual rights
3.2   Right to image and right to reputation.


Who should attend this training?

Artists, cultural workers, and managers involved in the creation, production and dissemination of dance.


Detailed Schedule

  • Part I: Monday, November 8, 2021, from 1:30 to 4:30 pm
  • Part II: Tuesday, November 9, 2021, from 1:30 to 4:30 pm


 © Martine Doyon

Sophie Préfontaine has worked in the arts and culture community for over 20 years. She has been a member of the Barreau du Québec since 2004, and focuses her practice in the fields culture, communications and information technologies in the areas of intellectual property, contracts, labour relations, management and governance, particularly with cultural organizations and businesses.


Prior Registration Pre-Payment Required

Available places are reserved, but you can register on the waiting list.

  1. Fill out our registration form by November 1.
  2. Shortly after submitting your form, you will receive two emails: one from Services Québec asking you to complete your participant form, and the other from the RQD inviting you to make your payment via Interac e-transfer.
  3. Once you have completed your participant form and made your payment, you will receive the Zoom link to participate in the training.

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This training offered by the Regroupement québécois de la danse is made possible thanks to financial support from the government of Quebec and Compétence Culture, the sectoral workforce committee responsible for culture.