Fair dealing is an exception in the Copyright Act that allows for the use of copyright-protected works for specific purposes, such as education and research, as long as the use is fair. Knowing how to use fair dealing and judge fairness can be challenging. Check out Copyright@Waterloo for resources to help you understand copyright and the fair dealing exception, including:
- frequently asked questions (FAQ) with answers to questions like "What is fair dealing and how does it relate to copyright?" and "Does fair dealing cover teaching?"
- Fair Dealing Advisory to help you determine what may be copied for instructional purposes without infringing copyright
- Fair dealing flowchart which guides you through the steps to take when making a fair dealing assessment
Still have questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and our group of copyright specialists from across campus will give you answers.
Fair Dealing Week (February 26 – March 2, 2018)
Fair Dealing Week is an annual celebration of the rights provided to users of copyright-protected material under the fair dealing exception in the Copyright Act. Learn more and help us celebrate:
- Participate in our create-your-own meme contest
- Attend our Copyright for Teaching workshop
- Tweet your support for fair dealing as a creator, in support of the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) Fair Copyright campaign using the hashtag #faircopyright
- Chat with our Copyright & Licensing Librarian and Library Ambassadors about the myths and facts of Fair Dealing - find them in the Dana Porter lobby on Wednesday February 28, from 12pm to 2pm!