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Mount Allison University Copyright -Fair Dealing Policy # 5320
Mount Allison University Copyright FAQ
Fair Dealing and Emergency Remote Teaching in Canada - Sam Trosow & Lisa Macklem
Copyright in a Time of Crisis (webinar recording)
Sam Trosow, associate professor of Law and Information Science at Western University, and Lisa Macklem have posted an analysis of Canadian fair dealing in these exceptional COVID-19 circumstances.
The analysis concludes that, "the circumstances of the current emergency justify a broad construction of fair-dealing," and the authors, "...encourage everyone involved in the redesign of course materials to make full use of the flexibility that is afforded by fair dealing."
There are a few general principles that should be followed:
A use can be considered fair as long as it only reproduces the amount that is necessary to serve the purpose for which the copy is being made. "...in many situations, it is not feasible to use less than the entirety of a work, for example, an article or a photograph. In others, such as an entire book, percentage guidelines are appropriate as a general rule of thumb." There is no mechanical application of the rule, such as 10% or 1 chapter, but the amount copied has to be reasonable in relation to the purpose of the copying.
Mount Allison Librarians are available to assist with identifying suitable licensed or public domain resources for use in course delivery.