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Meera Nair

Copyright Officer
Meera Nair holds a Ph.D. in communication, with a research focus upon systems of copyright. Her interest in intellectual property began via a BSc. in mathematics, which led to a decade in the area of technology transfer between academia and industry. Currently appointed as the Copyright Officer for NAIT (the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology), she has extensive understanding of the role of exceptions within Canadian copyright law. Author of the blog FairDuty (https://fairduty.wordpress.com/) Meera writes: “Exceptions exist in order to ensure that the rights of copyright do not impede the goals of copyright.” As Canada had no explicit purpose for copyright, either by statute or constitution, she argues that the purpose can be inferred from the duality of law (common and civil) found within our Copyright Act. To that end, copyright’s purpose is to protect the creative process.