Copyright touches us all. What we read, what we see, what we hear, and, what we can say, are implicated by copyright. Given the outward complexity of the law, this can appear quite daunting.
The good news is that the very nature of creative effort is protected within the law. Creativity is instinctively collaborative; when we create, we draw from the work of others. The limited reach of copyright allows for this creative instinct to continue…
For now, here are some useful books:
Copyright Law, by David Vaver. Published by Irwin Law, 2000.
Copyright Law in Canada, by Sunny Handa. Published by Lexis Nexis Canada, Inc., 2002.
Canadian Copyright, A Citizen’s Guide, by Laura J. Murray and Samuel E. Trosow. Illustrator, Jane Burkowski. Published by Between the Lines, 2007.
CAUT Guidelines for the Use of Copyrighted Material, by Canadian Association of University Teachers, 2011.
More information coming as I write it:
CCH Canadian (2004)
Fair Dealing, a successful transformative use
Fair Dealing, at the start
Fair Dealing, compared to Fair Use
Fair Dealing, for students
Notable Supreme Court Decisions