Sunday, December 21, 2008

Canadian Association of University Teachers on Copyright Fair Dealing

The Canadian Association of University Teachers has released an Intellectual Property Advisory on the issue of fair dealing which is "the right, within limits, to reproduce a substantial amount of a copyrighted work without permission from, or payment to, the copyright owner. Its purpose is to facilitate creativity and free expression by ensuring reasonable access to existing knowledge while at the same time protecting the interests of copyright owners."

The text looks at the current copyright legislation and its judicial interpretation by Canadian courts, the criteria for determining fair dealing, and the areas that require legislative clarification. It also includes an appendix that offers a fair dealing checklist for academics specifically, but that can help other researchers.

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