Education sector welcomes Supreme Court ruling on "fair dealing" provision in Copyright Act

July 13, 2012

Teachers, students, and education ministers welcome the Supreme Court of Canada's ruling Thursday on the "fair dealing" provision in the Copyright Act. In its decision the court reaffirms the right to copy portions of materials without permission or payment for non-commercial research and education purposes. The ruling overturns decisions made by the Copyright Board of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal, both of which had narrowly defined the fair dealing provision and instituted a fee for teachers producing copies of short excerpts to supplement materials bought for classroom use. Toronto Star | CMEC News Release | CFS News Release | CAUT News