What is Fair Dealing?

The Canadian Copyright Act allows the use of material from a copyright protected work (literature, musical scores, audiovisual works, etc.) without permission from or payment to the copyright owner for specified purposes. These purposes include research, private-study, education, parody, satire, criticism, review, or news reporting. This rule, called the “fair dealing exception,” has a large, positive impact on K-12 schools and post-secondary educational institutions.

What is this project about?

This site was launched for Fair Dealing/Fair Use Week 2016. Fair Dealing/Fair Use week is an annual initiative commissioned by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). While fair use and fair dealing are employed on a daily basis by students, faculty, librarians, journalists, and all users of copyrighted material, Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week is a time to promote and discuss the opportunities presented, celebrate successful stories and explain the doctrine.

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FAIR DEALING IN CANADA IS A COLLABORATIVE PROJECT.  OUR PARTNERS INCLUDE: