[A2k] Sept 12, 4pm - Canadian Copyright: Calm, Cool, and Clever - A Review of the Supreme Court of Canada Fair Dealing Cases

Sean Flynn sflynn at wcl.american.edu
Fri Sep 7 08:05:32 PDT 2012


Canadian Copyright: Calm, Cool, and Clever

4pm, September 12, 2012  

Room 603 - Washington College of Law - 4801 Massachusetts Ave NW,
Washington DC 20016

REGISTRATION <https://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/cle_form.cfm> :  to
register, go here <https://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/cle_form.cfm> ,
and drop down to select "09/12/2012 - Recent Developments in Fair
Dealing" 

WEBCAST
<http://www.wcl.american.edu/pijip/go/events/sep-12-fair-dealing>  -
Live and archived webcast links will be available on this event page
<http://www.wcl.american.edu/pijip/go/events/sep-12-fair-dealing>  at
4pm on Sept.12

 

Recent copyright cases in the Supreme Court of Canada expanded fair
dealing, Canada's equivalent to U.S. fair use.  These cases held, among
other points,  that users have rights that must be given a large and
liberal interpretation",  that copyright law is about both "protection"
and "access,"  that "research" purposes are not strictly limited and
there is no absolute requirement for transformative use in Canada.
These cases stress that technological  neutrality matters, paving the
way for future innovation.

 

These landmark cases will be examined by Prof. Ariel Katz and Howard
Knopf, with comments by Prof. Martin Senftleben on how civil law judges
might look at open-ended norms such as those in the Canadian cases.

 

4:00-4:15  Prof. Peter Jaszi, American University Washington College of
Law - Introduction 

4:15-5:05  Prof. Ariel Katz, University of Toronto & Howard Knopf,
Macera & Jarzyna, LLP 

5:05-5:30  Prof. Martin Senftleben, University of Amsterdam 

5:30-6:00 Prof. Michael Carroll, American University Washington College
of Law - Moderating questions and discussion.

 

Background:

This post
<http://excesscopyright.blogspot.ca/2012/07/scc-pentalogy-unfolds.html>
by Howard Knopf reviews the cases immediately after the decisions were
released with a great breakdown of key themes.

Here <http://www.michaelgeist.ca/content/view/6589/125/> , Michael Geist
argues that the cases have moved Canada closer to a Fair Use-style
system.

And here <http://arielkatz.org/archives/1938> , Ariel Katz reflects on
the different perspectives on the Canadian Fair Dealing cases reflected
in two back-to-back events in DC this week.

 

 




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