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Copyright: Is it Fair Dealing?

"Fair dealing for the purpose of research, private study, education, parody or satire does not infringe copyright" (sec. 29).

Copyright Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-42)

What kind of work is being copied?

For what purpose will the copy be used?

How will the copy be distributed?

Your use may be permitted or prohibited by license terms. Visit the library's permissions page for details. If your use is not governed by a license, then you must obey Canadian copyright law.
Your use may be permitted or prohibited by license terms. Visit the library's permissions page for details. If your use is not governed by a license, then you must obey Canadian copyright law.
Your use may be permitted or prohibited by license terms. Visit the library's permissions page for details. If your use is not governed by a license, then you must obey Canadian copyright law.
Your use may be permitted or prohibited by license terms. Visit the library's permissions page for details. If your use is not governed by a license, then you must obey Canadian copyright law.
Your use may be permitted or prohibited by license terms. Visit the library's permissions page for details. If your use is not governed by a license, then you must obey Canadian copyright law.
Your use may be permitted or prohibited by license terms. Visit the library's permissions page for details. If your use is not governed by a license, then you must obey Canadian copyright law.

For what purpose will the copy be used?

How will the copy be distributed?

According to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada's Fair Dealing Guidelines it is fair to copy "short excerpts" for the purpose of education. "A short excerpt means . . . up to 10 per cent of a copyright-protected work."

The Copyright Act prohibits copying a work from the Internet in any of the following circumstances.
  • The work "is protected by a technological protection measure that restricts access to the work."
  • The work "is protected by a technological protection measure that restricts [copying]."
  • "[A] clearly visible notice — and not merely the copyright symbol — prohibiting [copying] is posted."
  • A copier "knows or should have known that the work . . . was made available through the Internet without the consent of the copyright owner."
According to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada's Fair Dealing Guidelines it is fair to copy "short excerpts" for the purpose of education. "A short excerpt means . . . up to 10 per cent of a copyright-protected work."

The Copyright Act prohibits copying a work from the Internet in any of the following circumstances.
  • The work "is protected by a technological protection measure that restricts access to the work."
  • The work "is protected by a technological protection measure that restricts [copying]."
  • "[A] clearly visible notice — and not merely the copyright symbol — prohibiting [copying] is posted."
  • A copier "knows or should have known that the work . . . was made available through the Internet without the consent of the copyright owner."
According to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada's Fair Dealing Guidelines it is fair to copy "short excerpts" for the purpose of education. "A short excerpt means . . . up to 10 per cent of a copyright-protected work."

The Copyright Act prohibits copying a work from the Internet in any of the following circumstances.
  • The work "is protected by a technological protection measure that restricts access to the work."
  • The work "is protected by a technological protection measure that restricts [copying]."
  • "[A] clearly visible notice — and not merely the copyright symbol — prohibiting [copying] is posted."
  • A copier "knows or should have known that the work . . . was made available through the Internet without the consent of the copyright owner."
According to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada's Fair Dealing Guidelines it is fair to copy "short excerpts" for the purpose of education. "A short excerpt means . . . up to 10 per cent of a copyright-protected work."

The Copyright Act prohibits copying a work from the Internet in any of the following circumstances.
  • The work "is protected by a technological protection measure that restricts access to the work."
  • The work "is protected by a technological protection measure that restricts [copying]."
  • "[A] clearly visible notice — and not merely the copyright symbol — prohibiting [copying] is posted."
  • A copier "knows or should have known that the work . . . was made available through the Internet without the consent of the copyright owner."
According to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada's Fair Dealing Guidelines it is fair to copy "short excerpts" for the purpose of research or private study. "A short excerpt means . . . up to 10 per cent of a copyright-protected work."

The Copyright Act prohibits copying a work from the Internet in any of the following circumstances.
  • The work "is protected by a technological protection measure that restricts access to the work."
  • The work "is protected by a technological protection measure that restricts [copying]."
  • "[A] clearly visible notice — and not merely the copyright symbol — prohibiting [copying] is posted."
  • A copier "knows or should have known that the work . . . was made available through the Internet without the consent of the copyright owner."
According to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada's Fair Dealing Guidelines it is fair to copy "short excerpts" for the purpose of criticism or review. "A short excerpt means . . . up to 10 per cent of a copyright-protected work."

The Copyright Act prohibits copying a work from the Internet in any of the following circumstances.
  • The work "is protected by a technological protection measure that restricts access to the work."
  • The work "is protected by a technological protection measure that restricts [copying]."
  • "[A] clearly visible notice — and not merely the copyright symbol — prohibiting [copying] is posted."
  • A copier "knows or should have known that the work . . . was made available through the Internet without the consent of the copyright owner."

For what purpose will the copy be used?

How will the copy be distributed?

According to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada's Fair Dealing Guidelines it is fair to copy "short excerpts" for the purpose of education. "A short excerpt means . . . a single article from a periodical [or] an entire newspaper article or page."
According to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada's Fair Dealing Guidelines it is fair to copy "short excerpts" for the purpose of education. "A short excerpt means . . . a single article from a periodical [or] an entire newspaper article or page."
According to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada's Fair Dealing Guidelines it is fair to copy "short excerpts" for the purpose of education. "A short excerpt means . . . a single article from a periodical [or] an entire newspaper article or page."
According to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada's Fair Dealing Guidelines it is fair to copy "short excerpts" for the purpose of education. "A short excerpt means . . . a single article from a periodical [or] an entire newspaper article or page."
According to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada's Fair Dealing Guidelines it is fair to copy "short excerpts" for the purpose of research or private study. "A short excerpt means . . . a single article from a periodical [or] an entire newspaper article or page."
According to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada's Fair Dealing Guidelines it is fair to copy "short excerpts" for the purpose of criticism or review. "A short excerpt means . . . a single article from a periodical [or] an entire newspaper article or page." You must mention the source and author(s).

For what purpose will the copy be used?

How will the copy be distributed?

According to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada's Fair Dealing Guidelines it is fair to copy "short excerpts" for the purpose of education. "A short excerpt means . . .one chapter from a book [or] an entire entry from an encyclopedia, annotated bibliography, dictionary, or similar reference work."
According to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada's Fair Dealing Guidelines it is fair to copy "short excerpts" for the purpose of education. "A short excerpt means . . .one chapter from a book [or] an entire entry from an encyclopedia, annotated bibliography, dictionary, or similar reference work."
According to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada's Fair Dealing Guidelines it is fair to copy "short excerpts" for the purpose of education. "A short excerpt means . . .one chapter from a book [or] an entire entry from an encyclopedia, annotated bibliography, dictionary, or similar reference work."
According to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada's Fair Dealing Guidelines it is fair to copy "short excerpts" for the purpose of education. "A short excerpt means . . .one chapter from a book [or] an entire entry from an encyclopedia, annotated bibliography, dictionary, or similar reference work."
According to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada's Fair Dealing Guidelines it is fair to copy "short excerpts" for the purpose of research or private study. "A short excerpt means . . .one chapter from a book [or] an entire entry from an encyclopedia, annotated bibliography, dictionary, or similar reference work."
According to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada's Fair Dealing Guidelines it is fair to copy "short excerpts" for the purpose of criticism or review. "A short excerpt means . . .one chapter from a book [or] an entire entry from an encyclopedia, annotated bibliography, dictionary, or similar reference work." You must mention the source and author(s).

For what purpose will the copy be used?

How will the copy be distributed?

According to the Copyright Act "It is not an infringement of copyright for an educational institution or a person acting under its authority to [perform in public a sound recording or cinematographic work] if they are done on the premises of an educational institution for educational or training purposes and not for profit, before an audience consisting primarily of students of the educational institution, instructors acting under the authority of the educational institution or any person who is directly responsible for setting a curriculum for the educational institution . . . as long as the work is not an infringing copy or the person responsible for the performance has no reasonable grounds to believe that it is an infringing copy."
According to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada's Fair Dealing Guidelines it is fair to copy "short excerpts" for the purpose of education. "A short excerpt means . . . up to 10 per cent of a sound recording or an audiovisual work." Instead of copying a work, post or share a link to the work.
According to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada's Fair Dealing Guidelines it is fair to copy "short excerpts" for the purpose of education. "A short excerpt means . . . up to 10 per cent of a sound recording or an audiovisual work." Instead of copying a work, post or share a link to the work.
According to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada's Fair Dealing Guidelines it is fair to copy "short excerpts" for the purpose of research or private study. "A short excerpt means . . . up to 10 per cent of a sound recording or an audiovisual work."
According to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada's Fair Dealing Guidelines it is fair to copy "short excerpts" for the purpose of criticism or review. "A short excerpt means . . . up to 10 per cent of a sound recording or an audiovisual work." You must mention the source and creator(s).

For what purpose will the copy be used?

How will the copy be distributed?

According to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada's Fair Dealing Guidelines it is fair to copy "short excerpts" for the purpose of education. "A short excerpt means . . . an entire artistic work (including a painting, print, photograph, diagram, drawing, map, chart, and plan) from a copyright-protected work containing other artistic works."
According to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada's Fair Dealing Guidelines it is fair to copy "short excerpts" for the purpose of education. "A short excerpt means . . . an entire artistic work (including a painting, print, photograph, diagram, drawing, map, chart, and plan) from a copyright-protected work containing other artistic works."
According to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada's Fair Dealing Guidelines it is fair to copy "short excerpts" for the purpose of education. "A short excerpt means . . . an entire artistic work (including a painting, print, photograph, diagram, drawing, map, chart, and plan) from a copyright-protected work containing other artistic works."
According to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada's Fair Dealing Guidelines it is fair to copy "short excerpts" for the purpose of education. "A short excerpt means . . . an entire artistic work (including a painting, print, photograph, diagram, drawing, map, chart, and plan) from a copyright-protected work containing other artistic works."
According to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada's Fair Dealing Guidelines it is fair to copy "short excerpts" for the purpose of research or private study. "A short excerpt means . . . an entire artistic work (including a painting, print, photograph, diagram, drawing, map, chart, and plan) from a copyright-protected work containing other artistic works."
According to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada's Fair Dealing Guidelines it is fair to copy "short excerpts" for the purpose of criticism or review. "A short excerpt means . . . an entire artistic work (including a painting, print, photograph, diagram, drawing, map, chart, and plan) from a copyright-protected work containing other artistic works." You must mention the source and creator(s).

For what purpose will the copy be used?

How will the copy be distributed?

According to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada's Fair Dealing Guidelines it is fair to copy "short excerpts" for the purpose of education. "A short excerpt means . . . an entire single poem or musical score from a copyright-protected work containing other poems or musical scores."
According to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada's Fair Dealing Guidelines it is fair to copy "short excerpts" for the purpose of education. "A short excerpt means . . . an entire single poem or musical score from a copyright-protected work containing other poems or musical scores."
According to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada's Fair Dealing Guidelines it is fair to copy "short excerpts" for the purpose of education. "A short excerpt means . . . an entire single poem or musical score from a copyright-protected work containing other poems or musical scores."
According to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada's Fair Dealing Guidelines it is fair to copy "short excerpts" for the purpose of education. "A short excerpt means . . . an entire single poem or musical score from a copyright-protected work containing other poems or musical scores."
According to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada's Fair Dealing Guidelines it is fair to copy "short excerpts" for the purpose of research or private study. "A short excerpt means . . . an entire single poem or musical score from a copyright-protected work containing other poems or musical scores."
According to the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada's Fair Dealing Guidelines it is fair to copy "short excerpts" for the purpose of criticism or review. "A short excerpt means . . . an entire single poem or musical score from a copyright-protected work containing other poems or musical scores." You must mention the source and author(s).