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Original songs and compositions are the engines that drive online music streaming: it simply wouldn’t exist without those who created the music on which their business depends. When you get Licensed To Play by SOCAN, not only are you compensating the songwriters and composers heard through your service, you’re also making sure that the music used to build your business is being used legally and ethically. The license fees streaming services pay to SOCAN for the public performance of music compensate  songwriters, composers and music publishers that make up SOCAN.
Question

What is "fair dealing" or "fair use"?

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The Canadian term "fair dealing" is similar but not the same as the American term "fair use." In Canada, it means that copyright is not infringed when a part of a work is used for private study, research, education, parody, satire, criticism, review or news reporting. The exact amount of any particular work that can be used and still be considered fair dealing is an issue dealt with by a judge.

Mychael Danna
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Mychael Danna

SOCAN member Mychael Danna, one of SOCAN‘s most successful #ComposersWhoScore, has won an Academy Award® and a Golden Globe Award for his work on the hit movie Life of Pi, and an Emmy Award for the mini-series World Without End. Danna, a highly-decorated film & TV composer, has also earned 11 SOCAN Awards over the years, for his work on such films as Fracture, Where the Truth Lies, and Chloe. As well, Mychael Danna – who sometimes works with his film composer brother Jeff Danna – has also created, or helped create, the music for such critically acclaimed and commercially successful films as Little Miss Sunshine, Capote and Moneyball.