SOCAN’s James Leacock has given an overview of digital licensing in a podcast presented on Canadian IP Voices, a new platform that discusses how copyright works in real life. Recorded in both French and English, Leacock, SOCAN’s Director, Domestic Royalty Collection, discusses the different ways music is used in business, and the value music brings to those businesses. Using real-life examples, he shares how responsible licensing fosters music creation by ensuring that music creators are fairly compensated for their work.

Canadian IP Voices discusses tips, tricks, and issues related to how trademarks, patents, copyrights, industrial designs, and trade secrets work in day-to-day reality. In line with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)’s mandate to promote intellectual property (IP) awareness and education, the podcast is dedicated to improving awareness, knowledge, and the effective use of intellectual property by Canadians. Those who tune in can listen to real problems – and real solutions – explained by a range of IP professionals and stakeholders from across Canada and abroad. The platform – hosted by Lisa Desjardins in English, and Maya Urbanowicz in French – posts new interviews and IP stories, with special guests, every two weeks.

You can listen to Leacock’s podcast, or any others in the series – including “How copyright works when we share things on social media,” “How to deal with pirate (fake) copies in the marketplace,” and “How to protect your videogames” – by clicking here, and the blog post here.