Fair Dealing Week – February 25 to March 1, 2019
Feb 25, 2019 to Mar 1, 2019
12:00AM to 11:59PM
February 25, 2019 to March 1, 2019
What is Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week?
Fair Use/Fair Dealing 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 are 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 doctrines.
(Association of Research Libraries – http://fairuseweek.org)
- List of Fair Dealing Week 2019 events taking place across Canada (from West to East)
Keep Copyright Fair
Copyright balances the interest of creators, owners, and users of literary and artistic works. Join McMaster University Library’s Lewis and Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship for a lively and informative discussion on how this balance was achieved and why it is now under attack.
Speakers include: Carys Craig, associate professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University and Paul Jones, education officer, Canadian Association of University Teachers.
When: February 28, 2019 @ 11:00 a.m.
Where: The Lewis and Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship, first floor, Mills Library, McMaster main campus
This special event is hosted by The Lewis and Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship in partnership with the McMaster University Academic Librarians’ Association (MUALA), the McMaster University Faculty Association (MUFA) and the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT).
For those who are not able to attend in person, this event will be live streamed at https://u.mcmaster.ca/keep-copyright-fair
Events which provide remote participation:
Balancing the Scales: The Role of Fair Dealing in Canada
Tuesday, February 26, 1:00 – 4:15pm at SFU Harbour Centre
This event will be livestreamed – go to https://www.lib.sfu.ca/help/academic-integrity/copyright/fair-dealing-week-2019 on the day of the event to get the link. You do not need to register for the livestream.
This event will feature 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 will discuss 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 will be 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.
This event is free, but registration is required.
Further details and registration: https://www.lib.sfu.ca/help/academic-integrity/copyright/34153. Please register by February 19.