Supreme Court rules in favour of copyright users

| March 04, 2004
The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision today in the Law Society of Upper Canada v. CCH Limited case. The court found that the fair dealing/research exception under the Copyright Act should be liberally interpreted to ensure that users\' rights are not unduly constrained. In a discussion that could impact digital copyright issues, the court also held that the LSUC did not infringe copyright by providing self-service copiers, ruling that a person does not authorize infringement by authorizing the mere use of equipment that could be used to infringe copyright. Commentary on Decision by Prof. M. Geist