Fair Dealing: What’s the Deal? A Presentation and Discussion on Campus Copyright
- Tea/coffee/juice and sweets will be provided; BYOS (Bring Your Own Sandwiches)
If you’ve ever used a copyrighted work — whether in a lecture, a class reading, or in the course of study and research — then you’ve almost certainly been exercising your Fair Dealing rights under Canadian copyright law. As part of Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2017 (February 20-24), the UPEI Library is pleased to invite all interested members of the campus community to a lunch-and-learn on fair dealing — what it is and how to do it — and on copyright best practices generally.
The session will begin with an overview of fair dealing law in Canada, including a review of the six factors and the exceptions for educational uses, followed by a short presentation on recent and pending Canadian copyright developments pertinent to higher education, including the 2017 Parliamentary review of Copyright Modernization Act. There will then be an opportunity for discussion, both on general copyright trends and on specific use cases, highlighting the practical application of fair dealing principles in academic teaching and research activity.
Fair Use Week was launched by the US-based Association of Research Libraries (ARL) in the United States several years ago and then extended into Canada as Fair Use / Dealing Week (reflecting the different terminology in US and Canadian law) in 2015. The week is an annual celebration of:
“the important doctrines of fair use in the United States and fair dealing in Canada and other jurisdictions. Fair use and fair dealing are essential limitations and exceptions to copyright, allowing the use of copyrighted materials without permission from the copyright holder under certain circumstances. Fair use and fair dealing are flexible doctrines, allowing copyright to adapt to new technologies. These doctrines facilitate balance in copyright law, promoting further progress and accommodating freedom of speech and expression.
While fair use and fair dealing is employed on a daily basis by students, faculty, librarians, journalists, and all users of copyrighted material, Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week is a time to promote and discuss the opportunities presented, celebrate successful stories and explain the doctrine.”