Universities have a unique understanding of copyright. They’re home to copyright owners, creators, buyers, sellers and users. University academics and researchers are the creators of most of the content used on campus by students. Universities understand both sides of copyright: users and creators. That’s why they are seeking a balanced approach to copyright. And fair dealing is an important way of maintaining this balance.
The right to fair dealing
Fair dealing is an important feature of copyright law and a right all Canadians have. Fair dealing allows you to share small portions of larger works, under certain circumstances, without contacting copyright owners and negotiating payment.
Universities recommend that Canada maintains a balanced approach to Copyright law by keeping fair dealing for education.
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