Canadian Copyright Institute
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Why Canada Should Not Adopt Fair Use

A Joint Submission to the Copyright Consultations

October 23, 2009

This paper is jointly submitted by over fifty prominent Canadian organizations, who represent hundreds of thousands of artists, choreographers, composers, directors, educators, illustrators, journalists, makers, musicians, performers, photographers, playwrights, producers, publishers, song writers, videographers, and writers working in Canada. managed We submit this paper because we believe Canada should not adopt a new fair use provision.

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Supporting Organizations

This submission is made on behalf of the following organizations, listed in alphabetical order. An updated list will be provided as more organizations add their support to this submission. Each organization may also provide additional submissions and supplementary information to expand on the analysis of the issues pertinent to its field of activity.



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