Teachers and Copyright – “Fair Dealing”

The Supreme Court of Canada interprets the fair dealing provision of the Copyright Act as permitting teachers to copy “short excerpts” of copyright-protected works for their students if the use is for educational purposes and if it is “fair”.

Fair Dealing Guidelines, one of the resources available for teachers on the Copyright Decision Tool website, provides important information including what is meant as a “short excerpt”.

Visit CopyrightDecisionTool.ca to have your “fair dealing” questions answered.

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