FROM SEPTEMBER 12 TO 14, 2018
COPYRIGHT IN ACTION:
COPYRIGHT IN ACTION:
« COPYRIGHT IN ACTION: INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON REMEDIES »
We often think of copyright as an abstract notion, such as a group of high principles destined to protect intellectual works. However, there are times when a creator must defend their intellectual property and have recourse to the courts, to regulative organizations or alternative methods of conflict resolution to protect their rights. That’s a long way from the ethereal application that we might think it is, these grand ideas of copyright protection are therefore faced with their materiality and become as real as if they were on an actual “battleground”.
Under the theme of Copyright protection in action, ALAI Canada is honored to host the ALAI International Congress 2018.
You may, during this event, explore the multiple aspects of recourses in copyright protection, and this, in the heart of Old Montreal, which is not only a touristic hot-spot in Montreal, but also the center for justice in Montreal considering that this is where you will find the Montreal Courthouse, the Court of Appeal of Quebec and the Federal Court.
Welcome and enjoy the congress!
OLD PORT OF MONTRÉAL
The Old Port is the perfect place for dining, relaxing, shopping, and enjoying sunny days at the Clock Tower Beach. Paddleboats, quadricycles, and a guided historical tour help you see the city from a new perspective, while several cruises and excursions offer maritime activities, at full speed or nice and easy with a gourmet meal.
LACHINE CANAL NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
On a bike, on foot or aboard a boat, the Lachine Canal is a veritable link between the city and nature. Located in the southwest section of Montreal, its 14.5-kilometer urban route runs between the Old Port and Lake Saint-Louis, a navigable waterway punctuated by five locks. Along its banks, a linear green urban park is lined with vestiges of the industrial era when the canal boomed. Throughout the year, a varied schedule of activities makes this historic site a great place to experience with family or friends.
Inaugurated in 1931, originally named the Montreal Harbour Bridge, it was renamed in 1934 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Jacques Cartier’s first voyage up the St. Lawrence River. To mark the 375th anniversary of Montreal, the bridge was fitted with new decorative lights, which allows for varying colors and animation. The interior lighting network changes with the passing of seasons, while the exterior lighting network uses big data, translated in real time to feed LED lighting networks on the outsides of the bridge superstructure, making the structure the first “connected” bridge in the world.
MOUNT ROYAL PARK
Inaugurated in 1876, the park is the result of work by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, also known for grand American parks such as New York’s Central Park. The park is home to many plants and birds and many activities take place there throughout the year. Les Amis de la Montagne is a non-profit organization that protects, improves and promotes the sustainability of the park, they offer services and activities, including an exposition at the Smith House. Landmarks and interactive maps offer capsules to help visitors discover the beauty and the richness of this park.
Situated on two islands on the St-Laurence Seaway, Parc Jean-Drapeau offers an array of attractions and activities. The multipurpose paths, including 25km of bicycle lanes, all lead to magnificent panoramas of the river and downtown Montreal. There are about 15 renowned public artworks – including the monumental stabile by Calder, entitled Man – which are on display year-round. The park includes a beach, three heated exterior pools, the La Ronde amusement park, two museums and a casino. Year round, there are different music festivals, a fireworks competition, International sporting events and other popular events.
IT TAKES A GAY VILLAGE
The Village’s come-one, come-all spirit marks this rainbow-hued quarter as a vital part of the city’s urban landscape. Both an LGBTQ community gathering point and a living, breathing neighborhood, the Village is far more than one of Montréal’s liveliest party hubs and the center of summer’s Pride events – although, nowhere else quite gets down in the quite same way.
OLD PORT OF MONTREAL
A stone’s throw from downtown, the Old Port is filled with unique activities and points of view. In the summer, you can relax at the Clock Tower Beach, rent pedal boats, bicycles or quadricycles, enjoy a guided heritage tour on a Segway, or take a cruise on the river. The Old Port is also home to the Montréal Science Centre and its IMAX® TELUS theatre. In winter, Natrel Fire on Ice, Igloofest, a large outdoor skating rink, and a host of activities enliven this magical part of the city.
MARY, QUEEN OF THE WORLD CATHEDRAL
Inspired by St-Peter’s Basilica in Rome, this cathedral dates back to the end of the XIXth century and was built in the middle of what was considered the heart of the anglo-protestant area of the city. Inside, covering the alter, you will find a superb neo-baroque baldaquin which is hand-made with red copper and gold leaf. In the transept, works of art by Georges Delfosse illustrating the history of Montreal.
NOTRE-DAME BASILICA OF MONTREAL
The first church of the Gothic Revival style in Canada, Notre-Dame Basilica was built between 1824 and 1829. It is well-known for exceptional wood carvings and decoration of the interior as well as the audacious modern architecture of the Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Coeur chapel. Artwork, sculptures and stained glass windows depict biblical episodes, the three and a half centuries of the parish and Montreal’s history.
PLACE DES ARTS
Located at the heart of the Quartier des spectacles and of downtown Montréal, Place des Arts is the biggest cultural complex in Canada. The six concert halls, including the Maison Symphonique, count up to nearly 8000 seats. The exterior terrasse is the place to be during large festivals. The music, the theatre, dance, opera, song and humor are all on the bill year round.
SAINT JOSEPH’S ORATORY OF MOUNT-ROYAL
Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount-Royal, founded by Saint Brother André, is a Catholic shrine dedicated to Saint Joseph and well known as a pilgrimage site throughout the world. Construction began in 1904 with a small chapel and continued with a votive chapel, a crypt, the exquisite Garden of the Way of the Cross, and a majestic basilica including a dome that reaches 97 meters tall (2nd tallest after Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome).
PLATEAU MONT-ROYAL AND MILE-END
When we think of Montreal, we think of the Plateau with its spiral staircases, of bagel shops in Mile-End and Arcade Fire. It all started right here in these rich and trendy neighborhoods situated north of the downtown sector. They are well-known for their picturesque residential streets and animated nightlife.
MONTREAL FESTIVALS AND EVENTS FOR EVERYONE
Festivals and grand events are a cornerstone of life in Montréal. Jazz, comedy, avant-garde dance, poutine – name a season, art form or signature local dish and you’ll find Montréal has a festival for it. From illuminated winter festivals of art, gastronomy and outdoor sports to international rhythms and circus performances in the heat of summer, the city’s festivals and special events gather locals and visitors alike in the name of celebration. Relaxing under the sun or in the plush comfort of a theatre seat, festival-goers and artists from all walks of life come together to create Montreal’s truly unique festival vibe.