copyrightmattersMembers are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with their professional rights and legal obligations in regard to selecting and using copyright-protected materials in an educational context. The law, as it affects educators, has changed significantly since 2005.

A recommended resource and starting point for members is the 3rd edition of Copyright Matters! which provides an overview of the key changes to basic Canadian copyright rules – especially the Fair Dealing provisions –  that have occurred in the area of Canadian copyright law; however, neither this resource nor others listed below are intended as a substitute for legal advice.

For additional resources linked to the new provisions of Canadian copyright law, please visit

·         Dealing Fairly with Copyright-Protected Works of Others (Video) and Fair Dealing Guidelines (Presentation)
·         Fair Dealing Guidelines (PDF)
·         Fair Dealing Guidelines (Poster)