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Be fair in using copyrighted materials!

The University recognizes Fair Dealing Week

February 10, 2019 — 

The week of February 25, the University of Manitoba, along with other Canadian and American educational institutions, will recognize Fair Dealing / Fair Use Week.

Fair Dealing is a provision in Canada’s Copyright Act that grants an exception to copyright protection as long as the use is fair. It aims to strike a balance between the rights of the creator and the rights of the user, allowing for the use of a limited portion, or short excerpts, of the materials.

Faculty, instructors, students, librarians and support staff make use of Fair Dealing on a regular basis for educational, private study and research purposes. For instance, faculty or students copying a chapter or an article for research purposes may be exercising their Fair Dealing rights.

Want to learn more about fair dealing?

Talk to a fair dealing expert from the U of M Copyright Office.

Tuesday, February 26, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

1st Floor Fletcher Argue Hallway (approaching the Duff Roblin Tunnel)


Attend a presentation.

“Fair Dealing: Why it Matters”

Wednesday, February 27, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Icelandic Boardroom, 3rd Floor Elizabeth Dafoe Library


Contact the copyright office with your questions.

If you have questions about Fair Dealing or other aspects of copyright, contact um [dot] copyright [at] umanitoba [dot] ca


For general inquiries, contact the Copyright Office at um_copyright [at] umanitoba [dot] ca or 204-474-9607. Copyright Guidelines and other resources are available on the Copyright Office website.

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