Canadian Copyright - Information for Educators

Copyright rules for educators have changed significantly in recent years. While teachers have new opportunities to use copyright-protected materials in their lessons, they also have responsibilities. There are limits to what can be copied and communicated in the classroom. Teachers must know what they can and cannot do with the copyright-protected works of others.

The fair dealing provision in Canada’s copyright law permits teachers to copy and communicate short excerpts from copyright-protected works provided the dealing is “fair.”

The Copyright Consortium of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) has developed several resources that provide practical information on the use of copyright-protected materials in educational institutions.

Other copyright materials can be found on CMEC’s copyright site.

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

Nancy Girardin
Copyright Consortium Committee, Manitoba Representative
Phone: 204-945-7722