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Copyright for Creators Presentation

  • Janetville Community Centre (map)

Join us on March 6 at the historic Janetville Community Centre for a lively discussion with our experts in creating, owning and sharing of your art – literary, visual, musical, digital and more! Learn about copyright, trademark, trade secrets, and licensing. Protect your original creative ideas, understand the rules about public domain, and ask questions about infringement, reproduction and transformative use.

Penni Holdham, Certified Special Event Professional, is a master prop builder, designer and muralist. She will be joined by our panelists, Dwayne Collins (digital scholarship librarian) and Catherine Jones (music and media rights specialist), and the evening will be moderated by Dianne Lister (photographer), and chair of Kawartha Lakes Arts Council.



Penni is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art, and one of the first 25 people globally to successfully earn the professional CSEP, Certified Special Event Professional designation. The CSEP is the international measurement that tests knowledge in applied design, production, logistics, budget management and risk mitigation for Festival and Event practitioners. In 1986, Penni established The Display Connection Inc. offering one-stop service for complete event design with beginning-to-end management, props design and full installation. Penni is now a resident of Fenelon Falls, and was recently recognized for her beautiful 50 foot mural "Bobcaygeon Constellation" commissioned by the Kawartha Coffee Co. in 2018. Penni is a Board member of the Kawartha Lakes Arts Council.

DWAYNE COLLINS, Digital Scholarship Librarian, Trent University

Dwayne is Digital Scholarship & Innovation Librarian at Trent University where he coordinates digitization projects related to university collections and research materials, including copyright and licensing assessment. His research focuses on the areas of critical making, game studies and digital methods. Dwayne will answer questions on retaining and assigning literary copyright and licensing arrangements. Dwayne received his undergraduate degree from Trent University, his Masters of Information Studies from the University of Toronto, and lives in Peterborough where he enjoys the arts community.

CATHERINE JONES, Executive Director, CONNECT Music Licensing

Catherine is a highly experienced music and media rights specialist with 25+ years in music and television focused on rights, licensing and exploitation. Catherine is knowledgeable in all areas of music rights, publishing, royalties, unions and guilds and creative. After spending 20 years at Universal Music where she started the licensing division, Catherine moved to Bell Media Inc. as the Director of Musical Services. Currently, Catherine is the Executive Director of CONNECT Music Licensing, a member-based organization that administers licenses in Canada for the reproduction of sound recordings, and the reproduction and broadcast of music videos on behalf of the copyright owners.

Earlier Event: March 2
Carl Dixon - Whole 'Nother Thing
Later Event: March 6
Jeremy Hotz