Breakfast Club #7

Plank followers will fondly remember our breakfast get-togethers of yesteryear. Well, there’s no more need for nostalgia, because the Breakfast Club is rising again!

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

For our first Breakfast Club of 2016, we’re inviting our favourite internet lawyer (and former Plank VP) to confront copyright law in the digital domain.

Breakfast Club with Allen Mendelsohn

Can we kill copyright dead?


Alternatives to protect creative content in a wired world


Alternatives to protect creative content in a wired world
Allen Mendelsohn

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 @ 8:30AM – 10:00AM
Belgo Breather Space (372 Ste Catherine W, #105)

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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