[mythtv-users] Copyright Legislation in Canada

Robin Hill myth at robinhill.me.uk
Fri Jul 11 09:57:45 UTC 2008

On Fri Jul 11, 2008 at 10:14:56AM +0100, Richard Scott wrote:

> > Alen Edwards <allen.edwards at oldpaloalto.com> writes:
> > 
> >> In the US there is a law called fair use that allows you to make copies 
> >> of your material for your own use.  
> > 
> > True, in Canada and the UK it is called "fair dealing".
> Just a quick point - it's usually called 'fair use' in the UK. Never 
> heard the term 'fair dealing' used over here at all.
And (AFAIK) there's no such law in the UK.  It's still (technically)
illegal to make copies of CDs, DVDs, etc. for any purpose whatsoever.
The authorities involved have said that they won't prosecute anyone
based on making copies for personal use.  There's a few cases like this,
where there aren't explicit exceptions to the law but everyone pretends
they exist (they may well be defined in case law though, which is
generally more flexible).

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