What is fair dealing and how does it relate to copyright?


Fair Dealing

Fair dealing permits the use of a copyright-protected work without permission from the copyright owner or the payment of copyright royalties.

The fair dealing exception in the Copyright Act allows the use of other people's copyright-protected material for the purposes of research, private study, criticism, review, news reporting, education (full detail of the education exceptions can be viewed in sections 29.4 to 29.9 of the Copyright Act), satire, or parody, providing the use is "fair."

For further clarity and additional information about limits on the amount and nature of copying permitted under fair dealing in certain contexts, please see the Fair Dealing Guidelines

Fair Dealing and Teaching at Red Deer Polytechnic

Teaching is covered under fair dealing. While fair dealing doesn’t specifically mention teaching, it does mention education. To determine if your use of a work falls under fair dealing, please see the Fair Dealing Guidelines.

  • Last Updated Jan 09, 2022
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