[A2k] Event and Webcast Sep 12: Recent Developments in Fair Dealing in Canada

Michael Palmedo mpalmedo at wcl.american.edu
Tue Sep 11 10:28:50 PDT 2012


Sep 12: Recent Developments in Fair Dealing in Canada


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>  - Select
"09/12/2012 - Recent Developments in Fair Dealing" 

WEBCAST
<http://media.wcl.american.edu/Mediasite/Play/05899ed8a93048bfa4a91214b4
7d6f4c1d>  - Live and archived webcasts will be available

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.

Agenda:

*	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, AU Washington College of Law -
Moderating Q&A


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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Mike Palmedo

Assistant Director

Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property

American University Washington College of Law

4801 Massachusetts Ave., NW

Washington, DC 20016

T - 202-2274-4442 | F - 202-274-4495

mpalmedo at wcl.american.edu

 




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