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Fair dealing week 2017 (Meera Nair, Fair Duty - Feb. 19, 2017)

There is much to be proud of with the steady advance in the realm of exceptions, gained not by intemperate action but by deliberative thought on the part of the judiciary, the government, the Copyright Board, and, institutions and individuals across the country. A moment of celebration and pride is warranted.  Yet, significant challenges remain. 

Fairness confirmed again: Federal Court of Appeal upholds Copyright Board's fair dealing ruling (Michael Geist - Feb. 1, 2017)

Copibec v. Laval Class Action Can Proceed Says Quebec Court of Appeal (Alan Macek - Feb. 14, 2017)

The Quebec Court of Appeal granted the appeal (see 2016 QCCS 900) regarding Copibec's proposed class action again Laval regarding copyright infringement. Laval had not renewed the license agreement after the Copyright pentalogy and amendments to the Copyright Act in 2014. The Court considered the necessary level of commonality between the proposed class members to certify the class and found the trial court had put too high a burden on the plaintiff. The Court found that it will be up to the University to establish fair dealing and shouldn't detract from the commonalities. The Court also found that collective action appropriate in view of the small amount of each authors' claim and to facilitate access to justice and was also appropriate for moral rights claims. The Court concluded that Copibec was an appropriate representative plaintiff. 

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Copyright Contacts

Copyright Office:

Copyright Manager:
Melanie Wrobel (ph. 250-391-2652)

Library Assistant, Copyright:  
Natalia Morrison (ph. 250-391-2668)

Library Assistant:
Selina Tang (ph. 250-391-2600, ext.4349)