In 2016, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) Library carried out a survey of faculty and students for Fair Dealing Week. Below are the questions and some of the replies:

How does fair dealing affect the way you teach?

"Fair dealing makes it much easier for me to assign a variety of readings. I am able to provide students with better resources to support their learning."

"It makes me less nervous about using resources for teaching and learning, whether assigned readings or even in my classroom presentations."

"It allows me the tools to provide students with a range of materials for use in class  without the time-absorbing issues of seeking copyright permission ahead of time"

"It allows me to share information with my classes that I wouldn't otherwise be able to."


How does society benefit from fair dealing?

"Enables academic work to be more widely distributed; materials that otherwise stay in the academic realm can have an impact on the outside world!"

"As long as work is acknowledged, that is what counts.

"The easier exchange of good information, of different sources and different points of view, helps us make better decisions about important issues."

How does fair dealing affect your research and authorship? 

"Do I have time to worry about who is copying my stuff? I'd rather my stuff gets out there to help change the world."


How has the library helped support your teaching, research, and authorship?

"Education about copyright and fair dealing has been very helpful in clarifying what is and what is not permitted."

"By bringing this information to my attention again - thank you!"


Without the fair dealing exception, how would your academic work change?

"I would need to spend lots more time - considerably in advance of classes - seeking permissions. This would mean I would be unable to be as up to date with my class materials as I can currently be."