What changes were made to Canadian copyright law in 2012?

The Copyright Modernization Act came into force in November 2012. Among its features is an expansion of the Fair Dealing Exception to include education. This means that excerpts of copyrighted material (up to 10% of the complete work) can be shown in an educational setting without payment or permission. Under another provision of the 2012 law, educational institutions are no longer required to acquire public performance licenses when showing copyrighted work in classroom settings. This means that the entire National Film Board of Canada film collection is now being offered to teachers at home consumer prices, with savings as high as 75% on certain titles.

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