[d@DCC] Special case institutions in copyright...
russell at flora.ca
Mon May 23 12:40:37 EDT 2005
> Hmmm... I wonder if "fair use" covers me making archival copies of
> something but not "publishing" them until after the copyright has
Doesn't matter, as in Canada we only have "fair dealings" which is
far more narrow than the USA's concept of "fair use". (I realize you
were probably meaning fair dealings ;-).
There are many things people in this forum are assuming (wishful
thinking?) is covered by "fair dealings" in Canada that I am pretty sure
is not covered.
One suggestion is that that "receiving" and retaining/viewing
personal/private copies of files is covered under fair dealings. They
further suggest that this is the case regardless of whether the "sender"
was authorized to send in the first place (IE: whether it is an
While I wish that fair dealing were expanded to be similar to
"private copying" environment (not levied and authorized to be received
by receiver), I have been told many times that this is not the case.
This is why I rely on the concept of "implied license" rather than
"fair dealings" when talking about what is allowed on the "no membership
required" part of the Internet.
Russell McOrmond, Internet Consultant: <http://www.flora.ca/>
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