Chapter 13 - Towards a Right to Engage in the Fair Transformative Use of Copyright‑Protected Expression

in Michael Geist, ed, From “Radical Extremism” to “Balanced Copyright”: Canadian Copyright and the Digital Agenda (Toronto: Irwin Books, 2010): 395

28 Pages Posted: 4 Aug 2012  

Graham J Reynolds

University of British Columbia (UBC), Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

Networked digital technologies have given Canadians the opportunity to engage with culture in a way that has never before been possible. Empowered and inspired, individuals from Prince George to the Georgian Bay to George Street are rejecting their former role as passive consumers of culture in order to participate in a continuing process of cultural (re)creation, production, and dialogue. One way in which they are doing so is by engaging in the transformative use of existing expression, a type of creative activity in which previously existing expression is reworked for a new purpose, with new interpretations or with a new meaning.

Keywords: fair use, copyright, digital, Copyright Act, Bill C-32, expression, copyright infringement, transformative use

Suggested Citation

Reynolds, Graham J, Chapter 13 - Towards a Right to Engage in the Fair Transformative Use of Copyright‑Protected Expression (2010). in Michael Geist, ed, From “Radical Extremism” to “Balanced Copyright”: Canadian Copyright and the Digital Agenda (Toronto: Irwin Books, 2010): 395. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2123322

Graham J Reynolds (Contact Author)

University of British Columbia (UBC), Faculty of Law ( email )

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Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z1
Canada

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