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Fair Dealing

Learn More About Fair Dealing in Canada

Fair dealing is an important right that allows the use of copyright-protected material without permission from the copyright holder under certain circumstances—and it’s an integral part of Canada’s balanced copyright system. To learn more, check out the links below, and follow #FairDealingWorks and #UtilisationEquitableCaFonctionne

  • Fair Dealing in Canada Myths & Facts. Fair dealing is an important right that allows the use of copyright-protected material without permission from the copyright holder under certain circumstances—and it’s an integral part of Canada’s balanced copyright system. The Fair Dealing Works campaign brings together student leaders, academic staff, post-secondary institutions, and copyright experts and practitioners together to stand up for educational fair dealing rights.
  • Fair Dealing Works! Canadians enjoy fair dealing protections as a right for research, private study, education, parody, satire, criticism, review, and news reporting. These activities are not copyright infringement—in fact, the ability for users to make copies for specific purposes is an integral part of the Canadian Copyright Act. Click the link to learn more.
  • Statement by Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) addressing the impacts of copyright term extension in Canada. On December 30 the length of the copyright term for every literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic work in Canada will extend from 50 to 70 years past the year of death of the author. As a result, for the next twenty years, no new works will enter the public domain.

 

Come Swim in the OCEAN!

Learn about fair use in libraries, archives, and museums. Check out the copyright discussion and workshop series by the Open Copyright Education Advisory Network (OCEAN) at oceancopyright.org. Recent discussions covered implications of copyright’s new small claims system for libraries, and the Andy Warhol fair use case.