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Episode 48: Sam Trosow and Lisa Macklem on Copyright and Fair Dealing During a Pandemic

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Episode 48: Sam Trosow and Lisa Macklem on Copyright and Fair Dealing During a Pandemic
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Fair dealing – the Canadian version of fair use – has been recognized by the Supreme Court of Canada as a users’ right. The need for a large and liberal interpretation to the right is a cornerstone of Canadian copyright law. With millions of Canadian students at home due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the importance of fair dealing has grown as teachers seek to provide access to teaching materials and ensure they remain compliant with the law. Sam Trosow and Lisa Macklem of Western University recently published a detailed analysis on fair dealing and emergency remote teaching in Canada. They joined me on the podcast to discuss fair dealing, its application during the current pandemic, and recent developments involving reading aloud programs as well as the Federal Court of Appeal decision in York University v. Access Copyright.

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Show Notes:

Trosow and Macklem, Fair Dealing and Emergency Remote Teaching in Canada

Credits:

CITYNews, Students, Teachers Navigate E-Learning as Program Launches Amid Coronavirus Pandemic


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