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Canadian copyright landscape

The copyright landscape in Canada has undergone significant changes recently. To ensure a fair and reasonable approach to the use of copyright protected materials on campus, Dalhousie has sought to balance the rights of users with those of creators. To help accomplish this, the University has established a Copyright Office and has most recently adopted updated Fair Dealing Guidelines

The Fair Dealing Guidelines adopted were developed by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) and are based upon legal opinion from recent Supreme Court of Canada decisions as well as changes to the Copyright Act.

The role of the Dal Libraries' Copyright Office is to monitor and encourage appropriate copyright practices on campus as well as provide educational programs and general advice on copyright issues.

So whether you need help conducting a fair dealing analysis, you require Copyright Office staff to speak to you and your colleagues on copyright related issues or respond to any other copyright related question you might have, the Dal Libraries' Copyright Office is here to help!

Fair dealing testimonials from Dalhousie faculty

Below are two videos from Dalhousie faculty discussing the importance of Fair Dealing to their work--check it out!

Interviews with faculty for Fair Dealing Week: Sasha Kondrashov, School of Social Work from Dalhousie Libraries on Vimeo.

Interviews with faculty for Fair Dealing Week: Mike Smit, School of Information Management from Dalhousie Libraries on Vimeo.

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We'd be happy to help out. Please send us your copyright questions and comments.