What is Fair Dealing?
Fair Dealing is an exception in the Copyright Act which allows users to reproduce copyright-protected works, within limits, for the purposes of research, private study, education, parody, and satire, criticism, review and news reporting, with proper attribution.
Fair dealing permits instructors to copy and communicate, in paper or electronic form, short excerpts of copyright-protected works, and to provide a copy to each student enrolled in a class or course.
Short excerpts may be provided to students
What is a short excerpt?
up to 10% of a copyright-protected work (including a literary work, musical score, sound recording, and an audiovisual work)
one chapter from a book
a single article from a periodical
an entire artistic work from a copyright-protected work containing other artistic works
an entire newspaper article or page
an entire single poem or musical score from a copyright-protected work containing other poems or musical scores
an entire entry from an encyclopaedia, annotated bibliography, dictionary or similar reference
Licensed content includes DVDs and sound recordings under license, electornic journals, ebooks and other works purchased online.
All content made available through the library's electronic resources is governed by the terms of the license, which may prohibit some uses that are permitted under Fair Dealing and other exceptions in the copyright act.
Check the license terms to see what applies or consult Library Services before you copy and distribute content available under license.