Workshop to aid in copyright understanding

 Fair Dealing and Copyright  in Higher Education
Each year during the last week of February, Canada celebrates Fair Dealing Week to highlight the important role it plays in our educational ecosystem. Fair Dealing ensures that there is a balanced approach between creators’ rights and the rights of users and allows the use of reasonable amounts of copyrighted materials be used without permission for the purpose of research, private study, education, parody, satire, criticism, review, and news reporting.

“Educational fair dealing is a crucial right for Canadian learners, teachers, and academics,” says Dave Johnston, librarian and copyright contact at the Leddy Library. “Fair dealing in the Canadian Copyright Act plays a crucial role in Canadian Copyright by allowing the sharing of educational content to a reasonable extent, making it easier for faculty to teach and and students to learn.”

The University’s Fair Dealing Policy and Guidelines enable the Leddy Library to provide limited digital access to physical collections to support students and faculty in their education and research.
“Each time we share a scanned book chapter or article with our students or colleagues, or use images in our slide show presentations, we are practicing fair dealing,” added Johnston.

To help the campus community better understand copyright, Johnston will host a workshop, Fair Dealing and Copyright in Higher Education, on March 1, 2024 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm.

This workshop will cover scenarios and best practices, providing attendees with insights into balancing intellectual property rights and the pursuit of knowledge in the context of the university's fair dealing policy. The workshop will also explore topics related to fair dealing and artificial intelligence, particularly the implications for text and data mining.

All are welcome to attend, register online:

Fair Dealing and Copyright in Higher Education
Date: Friday, March 1, 2024
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Location: Leddy Library Student Research Collaboratory

(In-person and online option available).



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