Fair Dealing Symposium 2020 - Registration Open!

As part of Fair Dealing Week 2020, the University of Alberta Copyright Office will be presenting a one-day symposium on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Registration for this FREE event is now open...

Copyright Office - 16 January 2020

The University of Alberta Copyright Office presents

Fair Dealing Symposium 2020

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Register HERE

Morning Sessions - 0900-1200; Maple Leaf Room, Lister Centre

Howard Knopf
Barrister & Solicitor, MACERA & JARZYNA LLP (Ottawa); http://excesscopyright.blogspot.com/

Educational Fair Dealing: The State of the Nation

This presentation will review and analyze the AC v York decision(s), the INDU report and the recent post-secondary tariffs from the Copyright Board, and their implications for educational fair dealing in Canada.


Meera Nair
Copyright Officer, NAIT;  https://fairduty.wordpress.com/

A post-truth existence for fair dealing in Canadian postsecondary institutions?

This presentation is an examination of fair dealing history before CCH, which will unearth the roots of current misunderstandings around fair dealing and illustrate the strong claim of legitimacy for contemporary uses where fair dealing tends to be disallowed.


Afternoon Sessions - 1330-1630; Maple Leaf Room, Lister Centre

Amanda Wakaruk
Copyright Librarian, University of Alberta

Adrian Sheppard
Director, Copyright Office, University of Alberta


Deconstructing the Guidelines

This interactive session will explore the role and shortcomings of, as well as potential modifications to and the future of fair dealing guidelines for post-secondary institutions.


Rebecca Katz
McGill University School of Information Studies

Re-engaging Canadians with fair dealing: Fandom as stepping stone to copyright literacy

Fanworks including fanfiction are increasingly popular creative outlets. This session will look at the use of fanfiction to engage Canadian learners with fair dealing concepts, and at using fandom and fanfiction as teaching tools to engage students with fair dealing in the educational context.


This event is FREE, however registration is strongly encouraged for planning purposes.

Register HERE

The Event Poster is available here.

If you have any questions, or if you would like more information about this event, contact copyright@ualberta.ca.

Information about previous Fair Dealing events presented by the University of Alberta Copyright Office can be found here.

This event is part of Fair Dealing Week. For information of other Fair Dealing Week events, see: fair-dealing.ca/events/