Having examined the importance of fair dealing for creators and freedom of expression, the fair dealing week posts continue with fair dealing and its support for news reporting and public debate. In recent months, some news organizations have taken aim at fair dealing, arguing that it is a detriment to […]
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Fair Dealing Support for News Reporting and Public Debate: The Case of Warman and National Post v. Fournier
Last week I wrote about the National Post seeking $150 licences for posting short excerpts online. It appears that the paper has now dropped the system.
I’m a big fan of Chris Selley, the National Post writer behind Full Pundit, a daily look the Canadian editorial and opinion columns (last year Selley was also a vocal supporter of the much-needed Fire Ron Wilson campaign). The Full Pundit features a summary of the most notable editorial writing in Canadian media accompanied by quotations from the original works. I’m quite sure that Selley does not ask for permission to quote from those other works since fair dealing for news reporting purposes permits their use without the need to do so. Yet if someone wants to post a quote from Selley or anything else written by the National Post, they are now presented with pop-up box seeking a licence that starts at $150 for the Internet posting of 100 words with an extra fee of 50 cents for each additional word (the price is cut in half for non-profits).
Reaction to the inclusion of Canada on the Priority Watch List comes from an unlikely source – National Post political columnist Don Martin. Martin writes about how President Obama is proving to be a dangerous man for Canada, using the Special 301 report as Exhibit One. Martin writes: The latest […]