OAA Webinar Series – Copyrights and Moral Rights: In Practice and Practical Solutions - TSA

OAA Webinar Series – Copyrights and Moral Rights: In Practice and Practical Solutions

What kinds of rights does the Copyright Act grant to Architects? What kinds of rights does the Copyright Act grant to other people with respect to the things Architects create? If someone changes your design in a way you find objectionable, is there anything you can do? Someone whose political views you find noxious posted a video to YouTube, and a building you designed is prominently featured in the background – are they allowed to do that? You hired a freelance graphic designer or photographer to help with a brochure – what do you need to make sure your contract with them covers? What is “fair dealing” for copyright purposes, and how might it impact you and your practice? In answering the foregoing questions (and more), this webinar will explore dynamic aspects of copyright law to provide clarity and insight into some of the intellectual property challenges OAA members can encounter.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding what an Architect’s “moral rights” are and how they can be infringed;
  • Understand the nature, scope and limits of rights that clients (and the public) have in materials created by Architects, or based on the work of OAA members;
  • Insight into the nature of copyright’s “fair dealing” provisions, and how they impact your practice and your clients


In preparation of the webinar, members are also encouraged to review the following:

  • Canadian Handbook of Practice section of copyright
  • Architects Act and Regs, particularly section 42 of Reg 27, item 34
  •  OAA 600-2021 GUIDE
  • OAA 600-2021 A


Additional resources include:

  • RN.05 Credit for Authorship – Misrepresentation of a Practice
  • RN.03 When a Client Changes Architects-General-Changes at Different Stages-Exposure to Liability
  • PT.01 When A Client Changes Architects
  • PT.13 Use of Surveyor’s Documents
  • FAQ.32 Requirement to Release CAD files to Contractor
  • Whose Drawings Are They Anyway?



Bob Tarantino, Lawyer, PhD (Osgoode Hall Law School), Itinerant Adjunct Law Lecturer
Bob Tarantino is Counsel at Dentons Canada LLP, and is recognized as one of Canada’s leading copyright law practitioners. He holds graduate degrees in law from Osgoode Hall Law School, and the University of Oxford, including a PhD from Osgoode Hall. Bob has been an adjunct lecturer at Osgoode Hall, Queen’s University’s Faculty of Law, and Western University’s Faculty of Law. Bob is the co-author of Canadian Film & Television Business & Legal Practice (published by Thomson Reuters), and has also been recognized as one of Canada’s leading lawyers in the Lexpert / American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, Who’s Who Legal: Canada and The Best Lawyers in Canada. Bob plays an active role within the legal community, having been a past Chair of the Executive Committee of the Ontario Bar Association’s (OBA) Entertainment, Media and Communications Law Section, and a former Chair of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada’s Copyright Policy Committee. His work with the OBA has included serving on the OBA’s Board of Directors, Governance Committee, Pro Bono Committee, Equality Committee, and Council. In addition to being a frequent panelist and commentator on various matters relating to law and intellectual property, Bob’s writing on various topics has been featured in publications ranging from This Magazine, and the National Post, to the Canadian Bar Association’s PracticeLink, and the Literary Review of Canada.

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When November 9, 2023
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Cost Licensed OAA Member: $39 + HST, OAA Interns: $29 + HST, Non-Members: $59 + HST


If you have any questions or concerns, contact
OAA Continuing Education
e: OAAContinuingEducation@oaa.on.ca
t: 416.449.6898 Ext: 232