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First, the “dealing” must be for a purpose stated in the Copyright Act: research, private study, criticism, review, news reporting, education, satire or parody. The use of a copyright-protected work for research and private study passes the first test.

 

The second test is that the dealing must be “fair.” In a landmark decision in 2004 and in 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada provided guidance as to what this test means in educational institutions. For more information about fair dealing, visit the following links: https://library.queensu.ca/help-services/copyright-fair-dealing/copyright-guidelines-students-and-users-library and https://library.queensu.ca/help-services/copyright-fair-dealing/fair-dealing-evaluator.

 

You can review these at any times on the website’s Terms and Conditions page.

 

By accessing this website, I agree to act in accordance with the “fair dealing provision” in the Canadian Copyright Act.