This is part two in a four-part series of blog posts celebrating Fair Dealing Week (February 20–24, 2017).
Fair Dealing permits the limited use of copyright-protected material without the permission of copyright owners, and without the risk of infringement. It is intended to provide a balance between the rights of creators and the rights of users. Copyright protects the expression of ideas, and fair dealing provides the space for new ideas to flourish. Prior to the current allowances of fair dealing, it was much more difficult to navigate copyright rules to find material for teaching and research. Students, faculty, and staff can now benefit from fair dealing to improve their classes, work, and studies.
Two Dalhousie professors, Dr. Sasha Kondrashov and Dr. Mike Smit discuss the importance of fair dealing in the videos below:
For more information, you can read about fair dealing on the Dalhousie Libraries’ Copyright Office’s Fair Dealing Basics page, and consult the Fair Dealing Guidelines. Please feel free to contact the Copyright Office with any questions or comments at firstname.lastname@example.org