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Today marks the final post in our month-long awareness campaign focused on teachers and copyright.
Our goal has been to bring awareness to the resources available on this important topic through The Copyright Decision Tool. We hope teachers and many others have found this information interesting and useful.
Teachers are encouraged to bookmark The Copyright Decision Tool so it can be readily available when needed. Create your bookmark for: www.copyrightdecisiontool.ca
The Supreme Court of Canada interprets the fair dealing provision of the Copyright Act as permitting teachers to copy “short excerpts” of copyright-protected works for their students if the use is for educational purposes and if it is “fair”.
Fair Dealing Guidelines, one of the resources available for teachers on the Copyright Decision Tool website, provides important information including what is meant as a “short excerpt”.
Visit CopyrightDecisionTool.ca to have your “fair dealing” questions answered.
There are three “golden” copyright resources to help teachers answer questions on the use of copyright-protected material in the classroom:
- Copyright Matters! (the orange book)
- Dealing Fairly with Copyright-Protected Works of Others (video)
- CopyrightDecisionTool.ca (Web site)
A quick visit to the Copyright Decision Tool will answer your copyright questions.
Teachers: Are you thinking of using a copyright-protected work in your classroom? First, find out if you need permission from the copyright owner.
CMEC’s Copyright Decision Tool helps teachers decide, with just a few clicks, whether fair dealing permits classroom use of print materials, artistic works, or audiovisual materials without getting copyright permission.
It takes 30 seconds on CopyrightDecisionTool.ca to have your copyright questions answered.