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Fair Dealing Policy

February 26th to March 2nd is Fair Dealing Week!
How does the fair dealing exception impact your life at TRU?

The Canadian Copyright Act allows students and faculty the use of material from a copyright protected work without obtaining permission from or payment to the copyright owner for specified purposes. Fair Dealing purposes include using literature, audio/visual works, and music for research, education, private study, satire, parody, criticism, review or news reporting.

Universities Canada and the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) are encouraging all people to go online and give testimonials about the value of Fair Dealing to universities.

Please give CARL your feedback, and share this with your colleagues. Your Fair Dealing feedback is important and may be featured on the CARL site.

If you have questions about using materials in your courses at TRU, please don’t hesitate to contact TRU Copyright.

Supporting Documents

The following documents are provided to assist TRU faculty, staff, and students interpret TRU's Fair Dealing Policy. These documents, as well as TRU's Fair Dealing Policy itself, are adapted from documents provided by Universities Canada.

  1. General Application
  2. Teaching and Research by University Faculty
  3. Guidance for Students
  4. Library Copying
  5. Learning Management Systems (Moodle and Blackboard)
  6. Production and Sale of Course Packs
  7. Administrative Copying
  8. Musical Works and Sound Recordings
  9. Audiovisual Works
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