Balanced copyright law is essential to the education community. This means fair compensation for authors, and ready access to materials for students and educators without prohibitive cost. Fair dealing, the limited right to share literary and artistic works, is a major part of this balance.
The federal government is currently reviewing the Copyright Act. Behind the scenes, big publishing companies are pushing to make copyright legislation more restrictive, taking away our fair dealing rights.
Balance in copyright law was a hard fought victory for the education community – and it is time to defend it. Sign the petition to show your support for fair dealing:
I support preserving balance in the Copyright Act by protecting the fair dealing rights of students and educators.