The Breakfast Club #7

Allen Mendelsohn: Copyright in the Digital Age

The Breakfast Club is a social and informative speaker series. It’s an opportunity to mix and mingle with fellow industry enthusiasts while gaining insight on hot topics. And there’s breakfast!

Can we kill copyright dead?

Alternatives to protect creative content in a wired world
Presented by Allen Mendelsohn

Copyright is a concept invented in the 18th century. How can it apply in the 21st? Following up on a workshop hosted by Mendelsohn at C2 Montreal, he will present some of the issues related to copyright on the internet and present some alternatives for protecting creative content in the interconnected world.

Allen Mendelsohn is a Montreal-based lawyer specializing in internet law. He holds an MBA and three law degrees from McGill University, where he penned an award-winning Master’s thesis on internet video and copyright. After working in commercial law at a large Montreal firm, he joined Plank where he served as Vice-President for five years. He now combines those experiences to advise a variety of clients on a wide range of internet legal issues. He has lectured on internet law at McGill and the University of Ottawa, as well as in a host of other public and private forums. He regularly appears in a variety of media including the CBC and CTV discussing legal matters relating to the internet, and writes a popular blog about internet legal issues at

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