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An Open Letter to Harper on Fair Use

Meera Nair has crafted an excellent open letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper urging the government to implement a fair use provision in the Copyright Act.

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June 3, 2011 1 comment Must Reads

Nair on Fair Dealing

Meera Nair, who contributed a chapter on fair dealing in From “Radical Extremism” to “Balanced Copyright”: Canadian Copyright and the Digital Agenda, blogs on the debate in the House of Commons on C-32, noting that “the mere mention of education as fair dealing brings out the worst fears of Canadian […]

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November 4, 2010 1 comment Must Reads

Copyright the Canadian Way

This week’s Hill Times features an op-ed by Sara Bannerman that explores the Canadian history of fighting for independent copyright policies.  Bannerman notes that Bill C-32 “is more like a Canadian version of the American Digital Millennium Copyright Act than a made-in-Canada solution to copyright in the digital age.” Bannerman’s piece is adapted from her chapter in From “Radical Extremism” to “Balanced Copyright”: Canadian Copyright and the Digital Agenda and is one of several pieces that provide much-needed historical context to the current round of reforms.

Bannerman’s article notes that virtually from the moment of confederation, Canada has grappled with contentious copyright reform issues.  Reform efforts have invariably come as a response to international pressures, with the United Kingdom exerting significant influence over the early attempts to craft a genuine made-in-Canada copyright law.  Bannerman also places the spotlight on the challenges Canada has faced with international copyright treaties, with attitudes that have ranged from outright rejection to strong support.

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October 25, 2010 7 comments News

Meera Nair on Access Copyright and Fair Dealing

“The fact that the material is copyrighted is not what entitles it to payment. Fair dealing should be given consideration before the cheques are written.” Read the full post.

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August 16, 2010 1 comment Must Reads