Day: August 14, 2010

Toronto Star says proposed exception for education in C-32 needs rethinkingToronto Star says proposed exception for education in C-32 needs rethinking



The Toronto Star published an editorial today on C-32.  In it the Star expressed concern over the proposed inclusion of education as a new fair dealing allowable purpose exception. According to the Star:

Writers and publishers are worried that a broad interpretation of “education” could lead to rampant copying of textbooks, instructional manuals and even novels. Would a school board be allowed to buy just one copy of a new textbook and copy it for all its students? Would universities be allowed to copy bits and pieces of 20 different books to compile reading material on a certain subject for their students?

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2010-08-14Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2010-08-14