Copyright in Canada

Copyright in Canada

Copyright in Canada

Date posted: April 23, 2018

Part of World Book and Copyright Day is increasing awareness of copyright and the protection it offers to creators of literary, dramatic, artistic and musical works.

How can Canadian teachers use copyright-protected material in education? The Council of Ministers of Education, Canada has created some resources that offer guidance.

  • Copyright Matters! has user-friendly information on Canadian copyright law for teachers, students, parents, and administrators.
  • The Fair Dealing Guidelines offers help in using copyright-protected works appropriately in teaching.
  • The Copyright Decision Tool helps teachers decide if a copyright-protected work can be used without getting permission. It’s located on a Teacher and Copyright website that contains other resources for teachers.

The Copyright Consortium of the CMEC recently released the Education Ministers’ Policy Statement on Fair Dealing, supporting the current Copyright Act as balancing the rights of creators and users.

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