The Supreme Court of Canada continues to probe the nuance of fair dealing with good judgement. Michael Geist provides a detailed synopsis of today’s announcements; beginning with these remarks:
Led by Justice Abella, the court has reaffirmed that fair dealing is a user’s right that must be interpreted in a broad and liberal manner. In fact, the court provides further guidance on interpreting fair dealing with an emphasis on the need for a flexible, technology-neutral approach. In reading the decisions in the Access Copyright and song previews cases, it is hard to imagine a bigger victory for education, Internet users, and innovative companies…
Via the Toronto Star, Laura Murray (co-author of Canadian Copyright — A Citizen’s Guide) emphasized that the court’s ruling, “restores a measure of common sense to copyright debate.”
More to follow another day.