Celebrate Fair Dealing Week (Feb. 23-27)


Fair Dealing Week is an annual celebration of the important doctrines of fair dealing in Canada (fair use in the USA).  It is designed to highlight and promote the opportunities presented by fair dealing, to celebrate successful stories, and to explain what fair dealing is and how it can be used.

Fair dealing is an extremely important component of copyright law that provides balance to the copyright system in numerous jurisdictions including Canada.  Without fair dealing, anyone wanting to reproduce someone else’s work, even a small portion of it and even for personal use, would first have to get permission from and pay fees to the copyright holder.  Many activities, such as creative activity and scholarly study, would be stifled.

During the week of February 23to 27, the library will be featuring a fair dealing display, and the copyright guide will highlight fair dealing, including RRU’s Fair Dealing Policy.

If you have any questions about fair dealing and how it can be used, please contact Melanie Wrobel in the Copyright Office at copyrightofficer@royalroads.ca, or call 250-391-2652.