Quebec denies French student's immigration over English thesis chapter

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Re: Quebec denies French student's immigration over English thesis chapter

Postby Speakeasy » Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:42 am

Carmody, you raise an interesting question! As other members have copied/pasted articles from newspapers, dissertations, and seemingly endless other sources, I just "assumed" that doing so was acceptable. However, I will "flag" my own post and request that the Moderators review the matter. Should they decide that I have exceeded the limits of my authority, then they can delete my post. Addendum: I have "reported myself" to the Moderators.
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Re: Quebec denies French student's immigration over English thesis chapter

Postby rdearman » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:16 am

.In its most general sense, a fair use is any copying of copyrighted material done for a limited and “transformative” purpose, such as to comment upon, criticize, or parody a copyrighted work. Such uses can be done without permission from the copyright owner.

It is called fair use in the USA and fair dealing in UK and international copyright laws.

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Re: Quebec denies French student's immigration over English thesis chapter

Postby bedtime » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:00 pm

All she had to do was complete the form in French. Sounds like the instructions were quite clear; but she didn't do that. It says a lot about a person when they refuse to follow the directions before even being accepted.

This reminds me of the time when my friend filled out a job application. The application asked for where he worked and some references. Instead of transferring that information from his resume to the application sheet, he wrote, 'Refer to attached resume and references.' It would've taken him 5 minutes to do, but he thought it wasn't necessary for HIM to do.

Job applications ask these questions for a reason; they want specific information in one place for easy viewing. Nobody wants to search through hundreds of resumes trying to whisk out the relevant information. The fact that he didn't take 5 minutes to fill it out would've been an instant denial if I was the boss—if he can't follow instructions, and if he takes shortcuts on his application, how will he perform on the job?

Aside from rules being rules, we all know how important the French language is to most Quebecois; it's a HUGE part their identity. I imagine seeing that English in there got that form tossed into the garbage faster than you could say Jack Robinson.

Her fault. Next time follow rules, don't take shortcuts, and don't ask for special treatment.
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Re: Quebec denies French student's immigration over English thesis chapter

Postby Speakeasy » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:23 pm

bedtime wrote:All she had to do was complete the form in French. Sounds like the instructions were quite clear; but she didn't do that. It says a lot about a person when they refuse to follow the directions before even being accepted…
I must say that this is a new twist to this story. In the Quebec news media and as confirmed by the Minister responsible for the file, the justification for the refusal was that she had not demonstrated that she had received her education in French. That was the reason why she took (and passed) a standardized French test. She hired a lawyer to review her file and he reported that there were no grounds for a legal appeal. None of this smacks of a failure to fill out a form in French (her native language). Could you please provide some evidence of this new version or, at the very least, a source which is prepared to corroborate your story?
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Re: Quebec denies French student's immigration over English thesis chapter

Postby bedtime » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:30 pm

Speakeasy wrote:
bedtime wrote:All she had to do was complete the form in French. Sounds like the instructions were quite clear; but she didn't do that. It says a lot about a person when they refuse to follow the directions before even being accepted…
I must say that this is a new twist to this story. In the Quebec news media and as confirmed by the Minister responsible for the file, the justification for the refusal was that she had not demonstrated that she had received her education in French. That was the reason why she took (and passed) a standardized French test. She hired a lawyer to review her file and he reported that there were no grounds for a legal appeal. None of this smacks of a failure to fill out a form in French (her native language). Could you please provide some evidence of this new version or, at the very least, a source which is prepared to corroborate your story?

Then I've likely gotten the story incorrect. :?
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