Monday, February 23, 2015

Fair Dealing Week

February 23-27 has been designated Fair Use Week  in the United States. North of the 49th parallel, we are calling it Fair Dealing Week as a way of properly referencing Section 29 of the Copyright Act of Canada:

Fair dealing for the purpose of research, private study, education, parody, satire, criticism, review, and news reporting does not infringe copyright.

Fair Dealing Week is an important reminder that the Copyright Act is intended to balance the rights of creators with the rights of users as a way of enriching the greater public good.

Across the United States and Canada, education institutes and associations are raising awareness of the user rights granted in American and Canadian copyright law through a variety of activities: organised panel discussions and debates, shared stories, webcasts, webinars,  blog posts, tweets, and other events.

Follow the discussion through the links and summaries being collected this week in our new Fair Dealing Week Libguide.

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