The “Fair Dealing Exception” in the Copyright Act allows a person to copy, without permission, a short excerpt from a copyrighted work for the purposes of research, private study, education, satire, parody, criticism, review, or news reporting, In addition, the work must be treated fairly. Please see "Fair Dealing Six-Step Analysis Process" below for more details about Fair Dealing.
The fair dealing provision in the Copyright Act allows the use of copyright-protected works without permission of the copyright owner if two tests are passed:
Please contact James Yochem, the Copyright Coordinator, if you have a Fair Dealing question.
You may also complete the Fair Dealing Request Form when you have questions about allowable/acceptable copying practices. The Copyright Coordinator will review your request and let you know if the intended copy complies with Fair Dealing. In order to make this determination, it may be necessary for the Copyright Coordinator to see the original resource.
A single copy of a short excerpt from a copyright-protected work may be provided or communicated to each student enrolled in a class or course via one of the following means: