Fair Dealing Decision Tool
Date posted: April 23, 2019
Today is World Book and Copyright Day! This annual event organized by UNESCO celebrates reading, publishing, and copyright.
Do you wonder about how you can use copyrighted work for teaching? The Fair Dealing Decision Tool is a Canadian online tool that guides teachers through the process of deciding if they can use print materials, artistic works or audiovisual materials without getting copyright permission. Under the fair dealing provision of the Copyright Act, teachers are allowed to use “short excerpts” of copyright-protected material for students in their classes without obtaining permission from the copyright holder or paying copyright royalty fees.
Additional information is available on teachers’ use of internet materials in the classroom.
Copyright Matters! has user-friendly information on Canadian copyright law for teachers, students, parents, and administrators. More information on copyright and fair dealing as it applies to education is available on the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada website.