Welcome to Copyright@Waterloo!

Changes to the Copyright Act (Canada) and decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada, in particular Alberta (Education) v. Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency (Access Copyright), 2012 Supreme Court of Canada 37, have expanded the scope of the fair dealing exception under the Act.

The university’s Fair Dealing Advisory (the "Advisory") outlines the guidelines for making copies under the fair dealing exception of the Act, including how much of a given work may be copied, how it may be distributed and for what purposes. Please review the Advisory carefully so that you understand what you may copy under fair dealing.

The copyright FAQ, guide for instructors, and fair dealing flowchart provide further details about various aspects of copyright. The Check Before You Copy poster is available for download.

We are committed to providing copyright related support and advice to assist faculty, staff and students. If you have questions please contact copyright@uwaterloo.ca.

  1. July 26, 2019Copyright services and resources for teaching

    As we head into the Fall term, we’re reaching out to all instructors to remind you of the services and resources available for assisting with copyright questions that relate to your teaching.

  2. Feb. 4, 2019University of Waterloo submits recommendations to the Copyright Act review committee

    This piece was originally published on Library News.

  3. May 2, 2018Copyright Act Review: Phase 1 - Witnesses representing specific sectors

    The Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology ("the Committee") has entered the first stage of its Copyright Act Review plan. This stage involves collecting testimony from various stakeholders representing specific sectors, such as publishing, education, and visual arts.

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  1. Nov. 27, 2019Webinar: Copyright for Teaching

    This session will provide a simple overview of copyright, and the implications it has in your teaching. By the end of this session you will be better prepared to:

    • Use copyright protected works in the classroom, LEARN, or through Course Reserves, and
    • Choose alternate options for using materials, if necessary

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    This webinar will be hosted using WebEx:

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