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UM recognizes Fair Dealing Week

Fair Dealing: the user’s copy right

February 15, 2022 — 

The week of February 21 to 25 the University of Manitoba, along with other Canadian and American educational institutions, will recognize Fair Dealing / Fair Use Week. Fair Dealing / Fair Use Week is an annual initiative of the Association of Research Libraries and Canadian Association of Research Libraries.

Why Fair Dealing matters

Fair Dealing is a provision in Canada’s Copyright Act that grants an exception to copyright protection for specified purposes — like research and education — as long as the use is fair.

Faculty, instructors, students, librarians and support staff use 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.

Questions? Ask us during our virtual office hours on Feb. 24!

The Copyright Office will be hosting virtual office hours on Feb. 24 between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. for Fair Dealing Week. Please stop by and join here with your Fair Dealing and copyright questions!

For general inquiries, contact the Copyright Office at um_copyright [at] umanitoba [dot] ca or 204-474-7277. Copyright Guidelines and other resources are available on the Copyright Office website.

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