In Canada and in many other countries, fair dealing is a part of copyright that recognizes that certain uses of copyright protected works are beneficial for society and therefore do not require the permission of the copyright holder.

What does fair dealing mean to you?
Here are a few recent submissions:

What role does Fair Dealing have in the classroom? The University of Lethbridge Library has produced this short video featuring three U of L faculty discussing how Fair Dealing shapes the structure of their classes and how Fair Dealing substantially benefits both teachers and students.… Read more “University of Lethbridge faculty members”

“Ryerson’s librarians have been efficient in posting and organizing requested materials for reliable online access. On occasion, they have also drawn my attention to copyright issues when I have inadvertently requested material beyond the Fair Dealing limit.”… Read more “Catherine Jenkins”

Catherine Jenkins
Contract Lecturer, School of Professional Communication
Ryerson University

“The Ottawa Public Library’s ‘Aging by the Book’ program is a volunteer-led reading circle, hosted in branches and in library homebound services locations (retirement residences), that helps older adults explore aspects of aging. Participants harness the power of stories to build a community of interest around a broad and flexible conception of aging by reading copies of excerpts from texts in the library’s collections to spark discussion.”… Read more “Ottawa Public Library”

Aging by the Book Program
Ottawa Public Library

“Through fair dealing, my professors are able to share work that has, in turn, inspired me to pursue and engage with their publications more widely. I wouldn’t be able to situate my research in the wider landscape in my field without including figures and images by other researchers in my thesis. Fair dealing lets me make these connections for my readers.”… Read more “Shifrah Gadamsetti”

Shifrah Gadamsetti
Sociology Student and President of the Students' Association
Mount Royal University

“As Chairperson of the National Graduate Caucus of the Canadian Federation of Students, I support fair dealing because it ensures that public knowledge remains in the public interest. As students, researchers, and workers, myself and the over 90,000 graduate students want to ensure that copyright law is fair and effective.”… Read more “Jenna Amirault”

Jenna Amirault
Chairperson, National Graduate Caucus
Canadian Federation of Students