[Smt-talk] MIDI Files and Copyright

JAY RAHN jayrahn at rogers.com
Fri May 28 21:51:39 PDT 2010

Concerning the short excerpts question, Canadian case law now seems to differ from American. A Canadian Federal Court of Appeal ruling has just been released (May 25) which upholds the Canadian Copyright Board's previous decision that, for example, 30-second previews of recordings are instances of 'fair dealing': 


The Canadian decision focused on a prospective purchaser's 'research,'
 though 'criticism/review' would also appear to be involved in comparing
 an analysis of an excerpt with a sonic realization of the excerpt.

Accordingly, Prof. Kostka's brief MIDI/WAV illustrations would seem to be OK in Canada. 

Jay Rahn, York University (Toronto) 

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.societymusictheory.org/pipermail/smt-talk-societymusictheory.org/attachments/20100528/0a33dcc8/attachment-0003.htm>

More information about the Smt-talk mailing list