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Fair dealing is a right, not a privilege

By David Robinson, Amanda Wakaruk      

The ability to exercise and defend rights like those found in the Copyright Act is always contingent on a public understanding of their existence and importance.

Liberal MP Dan Ruimy is chair of the House Industry Committee, which is wrapping up its statutory review of the Copyright Act. No topic received more attention during the study than whether to expand or contract the scope of fair dealing, write David Robinson and Amanda Wakaruk. The Hill Times file photograph

This week at schools and campuses across the country, teachers, students, and librarians are celebrating Fair Dealing Week. This annual event increases awareness of a little-known—but well-used—feature of the Copyright Act: fair dealing.

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