The cost of weakening fair dealing, including increased charges by Access Copyright, will be passed on to students. There is an argument to be made that writers’ incomes in Canada is decreasing and that we as a society should do something about that. But it’s unfair to ask students to pay for it. Fair dealing isn’t the problem, and changing it is isn’t the solution.
Associate Professor, Department of English
University of Toronto
This is an excerpt from Dr. Mount’s brief submitted as part of the 2018 Statutory Review of the Copyright Act