Meera Nair

good news

In Posts on July 12, 2012 at 10:34 am

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.

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