Next week is Fair Use/Fair Dealings Week, a week to inform, educate, and celebrate the concepts of Fair Use (United States) and Fair Dealings (Canada) as well as in other countries.
As described by fairuseweek.org,
Fair use and fair dealing are essential limitations and exceptions to copyright, allowing the use of copyrighted materials without permission from the copyright holder under certain circumstances. Fair use and fair dealing are flexible doctrines, allowing copyright to adapt to new technologies. These doctrines facilitate balance in copyright law, promoting further progress and accommodating freedom of speech and expression.
As copyright, fair dealing, and education are some of the core values of Canadian libraries, the Great Library hopes this can be a week to help inform users about fair dealing and how it intersects with clients, and promote a better understanding of copyright law and intellectual property as well. The issue has been litigated in Federal Court as recently as last July, between York University and Access Copyright, the collective which collects royalties on behalf of its authors.
Next week we will be putting up a display in the library, as well as including e-resources that members of the Law Society can access online. Stay tuned!
We have a new book display set-up at the Library on the theme of Family Law.
All books are items from our reserve room, and thus are the most recent editions.
If you’re looking to take out any of these books, please let a staff member know (48 hour loan period).
The titles are:
- Manitoba CPLED Program 2016-2017: Family Law
- Settling Family Law Cases: Practical Techniques for Advocates and Neutrals by Lorne Wolfson (2017)
- Family Law Arbitration in Canada (3rd ed.) by Ann C. Wilton and Gary S. Joseph (2017)
- Child Support Guidelines Law and Practice by James C. MacDonald and Ann C. Wilton [no longer updated, current to 2016] *
- Financial Principles of Family Law by Andrew J. Freedman and Paula G. White [no longer updated, current to 2016] *
- The Annotated Divorce Act, 2018 ed., MacDonald and Wilton
* Looseleaf titles, which are available upon request.
This year, the staff at the Manitoba Law Library have been busy!
In addition to our regular duties, this past week we put up a Christmas tree. Well actually … a Juris-mas tree! Using old editions of the Corpus Juris Secundum, we set up a neat, festive feature that has been capturing the attention of everyone here.
We hope you’ll be able to join us for a holiday celebration on Wednesday, December 20th between 2 and 4. You’ll be able to check out the tree for yourself while enjoying some festive cheer.