copyright

Fair Dealing Decision Tool

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… Read more

Copyright in Canada

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… Read more

World Book and Copyright Day

Today is World Book and Copyright Day! This year’s theme, Reading, It’s My Right!, honours the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. “Books are at the intersection of some of the most essential human freedoms, primarily freedom of expression and freedom to publish. These are fragile freedoms.” — Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of… Read more

Fair Dealing Decision Tool

The Fair Dealing Decision Tool is a new Canadian website 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… Read more