Join us for a talk with Meera Nair to kick-off Fair Dealing Week 2018!
Since entering statutory law in 1710, the system of copyright has functioned as a set of limited rights. Said another way, copyright has never functioned as a grant of absolute control. In this regard, Canada enjoys a unique position in the world—our statutory limits are progressive and well-suited to fostering creativity and innovation. Among those limits, fair dealing is of particular importance but is often portrayed as complex or beyond comprehension. Whereas, truth be told, fair dealing is just a collection of stories with principal characters being librarians, teachers, students, creators, researchers, and readers.
Meera Nair holds a Ph.D. in communication, with a research focus on systems of copyright. Currently appointed as the Copyright Officer for the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), she has extensive understanding of Canadian development of exceptions to copyright. Author of the blog FairDuty she persistently argues that exceptions must be practiced in order to ensure that the rights of copyright do not impede the goals of copyright.