Fair Dealing Week Events and Activities

 

Fair Dealing Week 2021 takes place February 22–26.

If you are organizing an event for Fair Dealing Week, please submit it here and we will include it in the following list.

 


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Implementing the CARL Copyright OER for University Instructors and Staff on campus

Event Date
February 25, 2021 – 3:00pm to 4:00pm (ET)
Host
Canadian Association of Research Libraries

In December 2020, CARL released the Copyright Open Educational Resource for University Instructors and Staff. This self-directed course is currently being adapted for use at a number of universities across Canada.

Join four of the working group members that helped build this course – Stephanie Orfano (University of Toronto), Mark Swartz (Queen’s University), Christina Winter (University of Regina) and Rowena Johnson (University of Calgary) – for an hour-long panel discussion related to how each university is approaching course implementation at their institutions. The discussion will include: tools and techniques institutions are using to implement the course, approaches for different learning management systems (Brightspace, Canvas, Moodle), and possible strategies for encouraging course completion.

Learn more about the program and register online

Next Steps for Fair Dealing Advocacy

Event Date
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 – 1:00 to 2:30 PM (ET)
Host
University of Alberta and the “Lower Mainland Consortium” (SFU, UBC, Langara, KPU, VCC, and BCIT)

Facilitators: Stephanie Savage, Scholarly Communications and Copyright Services Librarian, UBC, and Jennifer Zerkee, Copyright Specialist, SFU.

Panelists: Brenda Austin-Smith, President of the Canadian Association of University Teachers and Professor of Film Studies at U Manitoba; Eli MacLaren, Associate Professor of Literature, McGill; and Mark McCutcheon, Professor of Literary Studies, Athabasca U.

Reflecting on the recommendations made by stakeholders in the 2017 Copyright Act review can provide insight into improving our approaches to copyright advocacy. Join us to explore how we in higher education (including faculty, librarians, administrators, in-house legal counsel, and professional associations) can strengthen our collective advocacy efforts. This conversation will bring together panelists who have directly engaged with copyright and fair dealing as both educators and creators, and who have all engaged in copyright advocacy. We will consider how best to respond to concerns about the use of fair dealing in educational settings, as well as how best to put forward our own priorities, both within the framework of the upcoming 2022 Copyright Act review and in the broader public realm.

Learn more about the program and register online

Fair Dealing and Education: Access Copyright v. York University

Event Date
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 – 3:00 to 4:00 PM (ET)
Host
University of Alberta and the “Lower Mainland Consortium” (SFU, UBC, Langara, KPU, VCC, and BCIT)

Speaker: Dr. Pascale Chapdelaine, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor

Dr. Pascale Chapdelaine will comment on a recent Canadian jurisprudential development on fair dealing: York University v. Access Copyright, 2020 FCA 77, and on the insights to be derived from this decision for large educational institutions. As the applications for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada were recently granted, she will analyse the narratives of the two levels of Federal Court decisions and how a different narrative may lead to different conclusions. Reflecting more broadly on the nature of fair dealing as a user right, Dr. Chapdelaine will discuss the practical implications to be derived from the decisions on the design and implementation of fair dealing guidelines by educational institutions.

Learn more about the program and register online

Copyright and Fair Dealing: Lessons Learned in COVID-19 Quarantine

Event Date
Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 1:00 to 2:00 PM (ET)
Host
University of Alberta and the “Lower Mainland Consortium” (SFU, UBC, Langara, KPU, VCC, and BCIT)

Speaker: Dr. Carys J. Craig, Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

This year’s Fair Dealing Week takes place against the backdrop of a global health crisis that has fundamentally changed the way we teach and learn. When the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the world in 2020, educational institutions were forced to close their classroom doors, lock up their libraries, and take their teaching online. The stark reality of our digital dependency has revealed and exacerbated longstanding problems in Canada’s educational copyright ecosystem. In this presentation, Professor Carys Craig will identify some key problems and—hopefully—some lessons learned from the COVID-19 crisis, pointing to the role that fair dealing and user rights must play in reshaping copyright norms for whatever “new normal” emerges.

Learn more about the program and register online

Fair Dealing Week: Copyright and Education, 2021 Update

Event Date
Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 1o:00 AM (ET)
Host
Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario

Panelists: Julia Shin Doi, General Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Governors; Carol Shepstone, Chief Librarian; and Ann Ludbrook, Copyright and Scholarly Engagement Librarian

At this presentation, panelists will review significant legal developments in the areas of fair dealing and copyright, which impact on the educational use of copyright materials.

This includes the Access Copyright v. York University case, decisions by the Copyright Board impacting higher education, and Canadian case law. These developments will be of interest to instructors, faculty, and librarians, and others interested in copyright and education. Participants will also learn about the available supports at the Library to ensure copyright compliance, including the Library’s Digital Course Reading service.

Learn more about the program and register online

CMEC Copyright Consortium (CCC) and the FairDealingDecisionTool.ca

Event date
The CCC social media campaign will run from Monday, February 22 – Friday, February 26, 2021
Host
Council of Ministers of Education, Canada

Image of Teachers, Copyright and Fair Dealing logoThe FairDealingDecisionTool.ca is an ongoing online resource

The CMEC Copyright Consortium will be promoting the fair dealing provision for education on the CMEC Twitter feed and Facebook page. Social media content will be shared multiple times daily throughout the week. Please visit these social media platforms and feel free to re-tweet and share the posted content!

FairDealingDecisionTool.ca
Teachers who are curious and want to learn more about what content can be used in classrooms are encouraged to visit the FairDealingDecisionTool.ca. This online resource provides the Canadian K-12 teacher community with copyright information regarding the fair dealing provision of the Copyright Act.
This website is a “decision tool” to guide teachers on the application of fair dealing as it relates to copying copyright-protected materials for students.

FairDealingDecisionTool.ca allows teachers to determine whether copying requires copyright permission or is permitted without permission because it falls within the Fair Dealing Guidelines.
The fair dealing provision for education is a priority of the CMEC Copyright Consortium, which is composed of the ministers of K-12 education of Canada’s provinces and territories, with the exception of Quebec.

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For information on international Fair Use/ Fair Dealing Week events, please visit http://fairuseweek.org/.

See past years’ events: https://fair-dealing.ca/past-years-events-listings/