Balancing the Scales: The Role of Fair Dealing in Canada
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
This event featured a panel, moderated by Michal Jaworski, former legal counsel to UBC and partner at Clark Wilson LLP, with panelists Devon Cooke, documentary filmmaker; Peter Musser, YouTube creator; Andrea Stuart, Canadian Association of University Teachers; and Linda Valecourt, Douglas College. Panelists and attendees discussed the role that fair dealing plays in their work, mechanisms that promote and impede reliance on fair dealing and how their communities of practice would be impacted if fair dealing were restricted.
The panel discussion was followed by a keynote presentation by Dr. Meera Nair, Copyright Officer at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and author of the blog Fair Duty, reflecting on the 15th anniversary of the 2004 Supreme Court of Canada CCH decision, a significant case addressing fair dealing.