Copyright - Fair Dealing. York University v. The Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency (Access Copyright)
In York University v. The Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency (Access Copyright) (Fed CA, 2020) the Federal Court of Appeal considered a copyright dispute between the Canadian Copyright Agency and York University, with several intervenors. York sought a declaration that a policy that they distributed in-house to students and professors setting out fair dealing would, if met by users, constitute fair dealing. The court dismissed the appeal from the trial division that dismissed the declaration request. In the course of the ruling the court of appeal set out an extensive review of the law of fair dealing at paras 210-308.